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I've never seen Saving Private Ryan and I don't intend to, thank you very much.

Favorite films

  • Branded to Kill
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Pain & Gain
  • Unforgiven

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  • Valley Girl

    ★★

  • Cure

    ★★★★★

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★

  • The Endless

    ★★★★

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    Basically, it's Taka Waititi making a Wes Anderson movie about the Holocaust. Which sounds like a terrible idea, but somehow it works. Waititi walks a tightrope, keeping it just funny enough to be disarming but directing his characters with such tenderness and heart that it doesn't end up feeling disrespectful. It really should feel more tonally inconsistent than it does, but actually there's a strange unity of contrasts here, with the jovial nature of much of the film making those…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★

    Interesting film. I'd say it's not really a horror film in that it's not really interested in scaring you, but more in using horror tropes and tools to make, essentially, a breakup movie. It's more about grief than it is about terror, and the ways in which the real horror of grief is the gulf that it opens between us and the rest of the world. Although it does follow the normal tension-catharsis pattern that gives horror movies their force, the actual release is more likely to be a laugh rather than a scare, which is in many ways more unsettling.