Hmel

Logged anything I have watched starting 11/22/17

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Step Brothers
  • The Favourite
  • Twin Peaks: The Return

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  • One False Move

    ★★★★

  • Sid & Nancy

    ★★★½

  • Silence

    ★★★★½

  • Prey

    ★★★½

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  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★★½

    For a tiny little guy, Marcel packs quite an emotional punch, even more so due to the way it is uniquely landed.

    This film somehow exceeded my expectations creatively by providing such an intimately touching story, unlike anything I have ever seen, and yet interestingly, at a base level, is exploring aspects of our existence that are often universally felt.

    So much of this really hit me on a personal level and I never would have guessed the character I…

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★

    This is the type of film where if ten people watch, I expect each to leave with a different takeaway or theme foremost in their minds. Even if I don't immediately connect with a movie on a personal level, if the narrative feels fresh, unique, and new, I will always walk out happier than when I walked in.

    Nope definitely offers a unique story and one that kept me fairly off balanced, in a positive way. I absolutely loved the…

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  • One False Move

    One False Move

    ★★★★

    This noir crime drama ended up in a much different place than I expected when it started. A seemingly cut and dry fugitive narrative morphed into a more precise depiction of the many deeper issues lingering on the periphery of the simpler cat and mouse game being played simultaneously.

    Small town vs big city, familial drama, and race are just a few of the factors subtly put on display and leading to a deeper understanding of these characters motivations than…

  • Sid & Nancy

    Sid & Nancy

    ★★★½

    Gary Oldman gives an impressively transformative performance as UK punk band The Sex Pistols' Sid Vicious over thirty years before he would do the same on his way to an Oscar as a British PM. Chloe Webb brought quite a lot of character to Nancy Spungen, and while I have no comparison so can make no comment on authenticity, I found her performance admirably grating most of this film, adding to the often sporadically tense mood.

    Unfortunately the performances were…

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  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★½

    Amber Midthunder's Naru displays the most enjoyably creative use of weaponry I remember seeing since Gogo Yubari...and proves herself a confidently competent action star in the process.

    There isn't much of a story but the audience is still treated to an entertaining, and well produced, flick that had no trouble holding my attention. 6.5/10

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★

    Thor has always presented somewhat of an interesting contradiction for me as he is consistently my favorite MCU character, while his first two films were also two of my least favorite in the universe. Love and Thunder ultimately falls somewhere between Ragnarok and the first two films for me as there were aspects I really enjoyed about it and others that never really allowed me to feel fully immersed in this film.

    I loved the opening sequence and really thought…