Gunnar Sizemore

Screenwriter/director. Co-founder of National Jesse Eisenberg Day (May 15) with @jjsyd23.

Favorite films

  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Magnolia
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Wings of Desire

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  • A Night in Casablanca

    ★★★½

  • Paris, Texas

    ★★★★½

  • Triangle of Sadness

    ★★★★

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    ★★★

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  • A Night in Casablanca

    A Night in Casablanca

    ★★★½

    Loses its steam in the third act, but the first two are a laugh a minute. Killer

    Chico deserves more love. The piano scene is incredible. However, Harpo really steals the show imo

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★½

    He left home and traveled through the canyons at the speed of light. No time had passed for him. But he came back and found that nobody waited for him. Nobody could. They had to forget, and they kept moving.

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  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    ★★★

    I think there is definitely artistic integrity in Saló, and I respect Pasolini for having such an uncompromising vision for the film, but although the fascist power struggle being depicted between ruler and subject is thought-provoking, it feels like it’s not the most effective way of suggesting change. People who go into this film hating fascism [like me :)] will walk out of the theater still hating fascism. People who believe in fascism will, I assume, just think the allegory…

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★

    Satiating on both a technical level and a narrative level. I leaned in once I saw the aperture opening mid-shot for dramatic effect, very interesting! Haven’t seen anything like that shot lighting/camera-wise since Nights of Cabiria. All was worth it for the last shot. Even though it wasn’t perfect, there were a lot of great ideas and themes being toyed with. Much food for thought.

    I knew a girl like this once, knew her a little too well.