Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Whiplash
  • The Prestige
  • Swiss Army Man

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  • Upgrade

    ★★★½

  • Re-Animator

    ★★★★

  • Short Term 12

    ★★★★★

  • A Monster Calls

    ★★★★

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  • Upgrade

    Upgrade

    ★★★½

    A bad plot, bad acting, and even worse dialogue, combined with immensely entertaining action scenes and an over-the-top cheesy premise make Upgrade one of the best bad movies I've seen in ages. This movie becomes so ridiculous so quickly that you learn to just go with it.

    I gained nothing out of watching this movie, but I enjoyed the hell out of it all the way through. Easily one of my favorite movies of the summer.

    #ForTodd

  • A Monster Calls

    A Monster Calls

    ★★★★

    This movie hit me at a particularly weird time in my life and landed wayyy too close to home. I wasn't prepared for it. I went in expecting a cool fantasy about a boy imagining a monster to cope with bullying, and walked away shattered and thinking about things that I actively avoided thinking about.

    This movie left me balling in the movie theater next to my friends. They could all hear it. Any movie that can do that gets a high score from me.

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  • The Breadwinner

    The Breadwinner

    ★★★★

    It's always great to see 2D animation from a western studio. The Breadwinner is a beautiful movie, both visually and with the story it tells. One moment it has you on the edge of your seat, and the next moment it's embracing you in a big warm hug.

    Kudos to the animation studios, Cartoon Saloon and Guru Studio. I look forward to what they make next.

  • The Garden of Words

    The Garden of Words

    ★★★★★

    This is my favorite film by Makoto Shinkai. It's a short, 40 minute story about two young people who feel like they don't belong. Their story resonated with me on a personal level. The animation is gorgeous and stands as a top contender as one of the best animated movies of all time. The soundtrack is heavenly. I could sit there and listen to the music while rain noises play in the background for hours.

    This movie just makes me happy.