Hogfather

(He/Him) "drinkin' Arnold Palmer (those are good)" - Mac Miller, "Friends"

Favorite films

  • The Best Man
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • The Westerner
  • Chimes at Midnight

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  • Hero

    ★★★½

  • The Mask of Dimitrios

    ★★★★

  • Wild at Heart

    ★★★★½

  • High Anxiety

    ★★★★½

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  • Hero

    Hero

    ★★★½

    This one turned out a lot better than I expected. There's some very funny criticism of the American news media and a great performance from Dustin Hoffman that I wasn't expecting to work as well as it did. However, Andy Garcia's character doesn't really work. He's deeply disturbing to watch, and I sort of understand what he was trying to do, but he doesn't have the warmth his character needs to work. It also drags quite a bit for the first half or so of the movie, and things don't work together they way they should.

  • The Mask of Dimitrios

    The Mask of Dimitrios

    ★★★★

    In 1940, John Huston wrote a screenplay based off of Dashiell Hammett's novel, The Maltese Falcon. Huston had wanted to direct a film for a while, and took the opportunity to ask studio head Jack Warner for the job. He got it, as well as a couple Oscar nominations.. What he didn't know is that another man had had the job before him: Jean Negulesco. Some time later, Huston met Negulesco, apologized for the mix-up, and recommended the latter adapt…

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