Griffin Schiller

Griffin Schiller

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Creator/Host of FilmSpeak | Contributor at The Playlist | Certified Nolan Fanboy

Favorite films

  • Inception
  • Casino Royale
  • Vertigo
  • American Beauty

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  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★

  • Don't Look Up

    ★★★★★

  • Being the Ricardos

    ★★★★

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

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  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Wes Anderson isn’t for me so to say this film, the most Wes Anderson thing EVER, didn’t work for me…definitely tracks. That being said, this managed to be this weird concoction of a visual feast, annoyingly overwhelming (even for Wes), and…boring? Legitimately none of the narrative seemed to have a point and if it did was buried in the excess of Wes’s style. 

    Jeffrey Wright is fantastic though! Honestly, the 3rd story as a whole was the most enjoyable. Closest to Grand Budapest (only Wes I actually love) and the cartoon chase is amazing.

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★★★★

    WOW…even as someone looking forward to Don’t Look Up I was BEYOND floored by this film. Adam McKay continues to cement himself as one of the great American filmmakers/satirists as he scathes the infuriating, blood boiling, moronic, sad, state of our world today (specifically in America). He eviscerates our self obsessed social media bubble, “the image,” our inability to have real fucking serious adult conversations about LITERAL life or death situations. There’s always an agenda and it almost ALWAYS benefits…

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  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★½

    If Birds of Prey was DC’s Pulp Fiction, then The Suicide Squad is their Inglorious Basterds. It’s explosive, mean, nasty, ruthless, unfiltered…yet really fucking wholesome, funny and packed full of heart. So basically, it’s 100% James Gunn & boy is it a RUSH. Can’t wait to watch this again, and again!

    Gunn’s handling of family and parental relationships is truthfully unmatched in current blockbuster filmmaking. He welcomes you into this family of rugged misfits makes you a part of it as…

  • Midnight Mass

    Midnight Mass

    ★★★★★

    A masterpiece. One of the greatest television series I’ve ever watched.

    Currently sitting here stunned into silence. A sobering, yet healing meditation of not just Catholicism, but faith. The monologues, the sermons, purest emotions, Hamish Linklater; horrifying & riveting. Thank you Mike Flanagan. I and so many other truly needed this ❤️

    There are lines & images in this series that quite frankly may stick with me forever. So difficult to create a nuanced critique of institutionalized religion w/out coming off as…