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  • Fanny & Alexander

    Fanny & Alexander


    To-Watch List (2018 Edition) Film 39 of 115

    For this project, I watched the Television Miniseries cut of Fanny and Alexander.

    There’s a scene in the last quarter of Fanny and Alexander that casts an unbreakable spell on the viewer. Isak, a lender and friend of the Ekdahl family, reads to the titular characters from a book of Hebrew folklore. He prefaces with a warning that his translation may be rusty, but as the near-unbroken take plays out, it’s clear…

  • Over the Garden Wall

    Over the Garden Wall


    Required autumnal viewing every year. And that’s a rock fact.

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread


    Sickeningly funny. Gorgeous to look at. Standout shots: Reynolds and Alma in the car at night. The New Year’s Party. Reynolds vs. the Alps. Alma staring at the last mushroom. Jonny Greenwood’s score is a luscious tidal wave of strings. But I never once expected I’d see a Daniel Day-Lewis/Paul Thomas Anderson collaboration where DDL (rightly) isn’t and shouldn’t the sole focus of the film. This is Vicky Krieps’ film through and through and I bow at her altar.

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life


    Theatrical Cut: 5 stars.
    Extended Cut: 5.5 stars.