Favorite films

  • Fall of the Ibis King
  • A Man Named Scott
  • Dick Johnson Is Dead
  • Calm with Horses

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  • The Green Knight

    ★★★

  • Storm House

  • Nasty

    ★★½

  • Taking Stock

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  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    ★★★★★

    Scavanger Hunt 78 | Task 7) watch an adam sandler movie 

    I love noah baumbachs other films but this one hit differently - I see so much of my own family in this and in my own personal experiences of hospitals, dying people, art and bitter sweet existence 

    This is the first time in a recent memory I’ve hit the credits and thought of just how good a script actually was. it totally stood out to me just how good…

  • Boys State

    Boys State

    ★★★★½

    I was initially putting off watching this because the concept of young Texan boys setting up a faux government sounded like it could be very dry and tedious. I was completely wrong and am pleased to say I haven’t been this engrossed or as entertained by a doc in ages.

    Boys state is extremely well crafted with fantastic editing sequences and camerawork - it felt like the very best of reality shows without the negatives of the format. It just…

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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★★

    Go see it right now, and again for good measure. 

    Andre Tarkovsky thought that film was about sculpting time, I think 1917 is just that. How do you manage to edit something for narrative moments, tension and feeling when the camera never cuts? How can you get a film that has better cinematography than other movies that have had complete control over each single shot and detail in a scene. 

    This isn’t a gimmic, one shot movies have been around…

  • Treasure Planet

    Treasure Planet

    ★★★★★

    Probably my 100th watch or so of one of my favourite films of all time. I originally watched this in a grand 1930’s empty cinema on a cold February in a sleepy sea side town and it transported me to another world and kicked off my dreams of making films. With the warmth and magic from seeing this as a child coming back to me every time I watch it, like I’m still sitting in the grand old dream palace…