Larry Fried

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Favorite films

  • Liar Liar
  • The Emperor's New Groove
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Whiplash

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  • Enemy

    ★★★

  • Polytechnique

    ★★★

  • New York, New York

    ★★★★

  • Incendies

    ★★★★

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  • Bob Marley: One Love

    Bob Marley: One Love

    ★★

    Maybe I’m just an optimist but something about how they approached this story and certain meditative moments has me thinking that this at least had the bones of a strong biopic. You truly see a person’s true colors when they brace their biggest hardship, and I do think the filmmakers framing the story between these two concerts could have given us an insightful portrait of who Marley was.

    Unfortunately, despite Ben-Adir giving it his all, this is simply a watered-down portrayal.…

  • 20 Days in Mariupol

    20 Days in Mariupol

    ★★★

    I feel bad saying there’s a part of me that dislikes this film, but it’s true. I cannot deny it’s exceptional journalism and a must-see in our current moment, but as a film itself it makes no effort to rise above its harrowing material. It’s a very privileged criticism to make, but I found there to be very little art in the filmmaking here. I know it’s the literal definition of run-and-gun, but after an hour of flaccid cinematography and…

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