Bob K

Writer of audio dramas, two novels, and the occasional short film.

Favorite films

  • City of God
  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Big Sleep
  • Apocalypse Now

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  • Dual

    ★★½

  • Parallel Mothers

    ★★★½

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★½

  • Encanto

    ★★★★

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  • Dual

    Dual

    ★★½

    Extremely detached tone and mannered performance style help making some tragic parts extremely funny, but also make it difficult to generate any stakes.

  • Parallel Mothers

    Parallel Mothers

    ★★★½

    Great performances and honest emotions, but the two intercut halves of the movie, which are each worthy on their own, don't add create much more as a whole. Meanwhile the tone feels like a clever parody of Hitchcock, but also doesn't add that much in the final analysis.

    Still, this kind of open-hearted sincerity goes down well in troubled times.

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    Crazy, stunning ultra-espionage film that starts amazing but can't keep up the impossible pace it sets for itself or figure out something to replace it. It's openly a film where things will only make sense in retrospect, but even then there are glaring inconsistencies and flaws. Unfortunately, a bunch of these revolve around the use of the Kat character, even though Elizabeth Debicki throws herself in and does some of the best emotional work in the film (aided perhaps by…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★½

    Cuaron's style is top-notch, and the sense of a living world is amazing, but the story itself was not.