Favorite films

  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Lost in Translation
  • The Social Network
  • Autumn Sonata

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  • Arrival

  • Memento

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

  • Don't Look Up

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    Gosh, I love Arrival. 

    Some of my favorite work Villeneuve has done. Profoundly empathetic even as it explores ideas about time travel, extraterrestrials, international conflict, military overstep, and more. Amy Adams is outstanding. Jeremy Renner, too. 

    What a beautiful film, both technically and thematically. I walk away with so much on my mind, something all great movies accomplish. 

    I love it.

  • Memento

    Memento

    Still exciting, after all this time. Smaller-scale Christopher Nolan is just as entertaining as when he crashes planes and travels through space.

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  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a motion picture that I saw in a movie theater.

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★

    This really didn’t work for me. Everything I love about Han Solo as a character is missing, and the things that the film chooses to focus on all feel arbitrary and contrived when compared to the more nuanced portrayal Harrison Ford gave in the original Star Wars movies. Since The Force Awakens was released, subtlety and nuance in general seem to be missing from the films, and while I know the concept of subtlety can sound absurd in a series about…