Favorite films

  • North by Northwest
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Conversation
  • Sideways

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  • The Salton Sea

    ★★★½

  • Deep Cover

    ★★½

  • Bad Education

    ★★½

  • F/X

    ★★★½

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  • The Salton Sea

    The Salton Sea

    ★★★½

    I’ve had this on my watchlist for 20 years. Val is a bit too Land’s End for the hero, but he’s good, and the ending delivers.

  • Deep Cover

    Deep Cover

    ★★½

    Wild how awesome the first 30 minutes are an how appalling lame and stupid the rest is.

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  • Vice

    Vice

    ½

    This has to be the smarmiest piece of shit in cinema history, starting with a smarmy voiceover blasting everyone in the world as frivolous unless they’re as smart as Adam McKay, which, according to Adam McKay, is no one. 

    Really, this ain’t good, people, and pretending that it is just because you hate Dick Cheney is dumb. I could go on and on, but here’s a big one: The film even makes the argument that Lynne Cheney is more insidious…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    I was a little surprised to see that QT's jump from Harvey to Sony was *more* indulgent than usual, but perhaps that makes sense; rolling out the red carpet and writing him a blank check was surely part of the bargain.

    The result is something I suspect is too meandering and esoteric for wide audiences, even as it allows QT's fearsome auteurial charms to delightfully simmer for nearly three hours. Brad Pitt deserves (but probably won't get) a nom for Best Supporting, while DiCaprio nails two scenes that are likely the most emotionally moving of QT's filmography.