Brandon Wilson

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Cinephile; luftmensch; dad; estranged husband; progressive; agnostic; filmmaker; UCLA '94, MFA '99.

Favorite films

  • Beau Travail
  • Killer of Sheep
  • All That Jazz
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

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  • Terms of Endearment

    ★★★★★

  • The ABCs of Book Banning

    ★★★½

  • Marathon

    ★★★★½

  • Footloose

    ★★★★

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  • Terms of Endearment

    Terms of Endearment

    ★★★★★

    So I will skip the part where I say they don’t make ‘em like this anymore and how if this did get made it would be a Netflix series. We know all that. I’m more left considering a certain tendency in cishet male cinephiles to dismiss films like Terms of Endearment as glorified TV. If you think that, you’ve never seen a TV movie from the period this was made in and you also probably have more living to do.…

  • The ABCs of Book Banning

    The ABCs of Book Banning

    ★★★½

    Simple and effective. The kids will rip your heart out. Will it change the minds of MAGA types who are hellbent on dragging us to a new dark age? Maybe not. But it will serve as a powerful historical document of this dark moment to the people in the future who wonder how it all went so wrong.

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★

    Look. I get it. It’s been a hard two years and we all need our feel good. Sure. And I am very very very happy for Michelle Yeoh (who should have been an American megastar 20 years ago), the comeback of Ke Huy Quan, seeing James Hong finally get his figurative flowers (and literal star on the Walk of Fame), seeing Jamie Lee Curtis have fun and be the monster for a change, and Stephanie Hsu is major discovery…but this…

  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★½

    What if I told you that thinking this film is about Nazis is all wrong? What if I told you this family is really about us. All of us. Going about our day, planning vacations, worrying about work, while atrocities are happening that we have been conditioned to accept as normal? Really struck this time by the way animals are presented and used in this film. And the scene where a woman seems to have a rude moral awakening during…

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