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Ratings system:
3.5 stars - masterpiece
3 stars - abhorrent

Favorite films

  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Beau Travail
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Love Streams

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  • Elvis

    ★★★

  • Broker

    ★½

  • Triangle of Sadness

    ★★★

  • Return to Seoul

    ★★★½

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  • Married to the Mob

    Married to the Mob

    ★★★

    More movies should have a 10-minute end credit sequence that recaps the movie using B-roll footage accompanied to a medley of songs the director likes.

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★½

    The worst part of Guadagnino and screenwriter David Kajganich's previous 'remake' (A Bigger Splash, also starring Swinton and Johnson) of a slenderly-plotted Euro film (La Piscine) was opportunistically padding the story with a half-assed subtext-turned-subplot about the ongoing Mediterranean refugee crisis for seemingly no reason other than to flatter their own (and their audience's) sense of political conscientiousness. Apparently someone watched that film, enthusiastically told them both 'do more of that', and the result is this 2.5-hour j/o motion.