Gunnar Sizemore

Gunnar Sizemore

Favorite films

  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Wings of Desire
  • Nashville
  • Modern Romance

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  • Sink or Swim

  • Ears, Nose and Throat

  • Perfect Days

    ★★★★

  • Fake Fruit Factory

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  • Perfect Days

    Perfect Days

    ★★★★

    The penultimate shot >>>

  • Fake Fruit Factory

    Fake Fruit Factory

    Masterclass in negative storytelling. Stripped to bare essentials—faces, hands, the atmosphere of conversation—the answers lie in what would otherwise be overlooked, in the ordinary. The intimacy of the cinematography reminded me of some of the shots in Cassavetes' Opening Night: the camera is so near to the subject that there is a certain vulnerability in every frame. This door can only be opened by a mutual respect between filmmaker and subject, and the tenderness of Chick Strand's eye left a deep impression on me. Definitely one of my favorite viewing experiences so far this year.

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  • When Harry Met Sally...

    When Harry Met Sally...

    ★★★★

    Billy Crystal in a hoodie. Billy Crystal in a beard. Billy Crystal in booty tights. Billy Crystal in my heart.

  • 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…