Josh Raby

Josh Raby

Favorite films

  • Joe Versus the Volcano
  • Roman Holiday
  • Fearless
  • Brief Encounter

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  • Saltburn

  • Maestro

  • Godzilla Minus One

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

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  • Saltburn

    Saltburn

    I said oh no he’s about to fuck the dirt and then he fucked the dirt

  • Maestro

    Maestro

    MAESTRO is less portrait, more watching someone sit for a portrait — at once seeing the artist make their strokes, the subject try to hold their face, and all the moments the preferred expression falters, fully real but ever protected by the nature of the enterprise.

    I loved it.

    I understand the ways it holds different kinds of viewers with opposite desires at arm’s length, but I’m the viewer who is fine being at this distance and taking it as a choice

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  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    There’s a point toward the end where Ernest (whom the movie follows but never “centers”) is asked if the relationship with Molly was by malevolent design from the start. He reacts defensively — but seemingly honestly — and argues against that suggestion. He recounts with earnest enough feeling how he met, wooed, and loved her on his own steam. An original experience, authentic and his.

    This, despite the fact that before their eyes ever locked, before he was more than…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    There was an early section of this movie where I was like “ok so they’re letting Raimi put up some drapes” and then suddenly he was building the whole house and I was over the moon

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