KyleFowleAV

Writer for The A.V. Club and Entertainment Weekly and some other places.

Favorite films

  • High and Low
  • Before Midnight
  • All the President's Men
  • Happy Hour

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  • Journey to Italy

    ★★★

  • Call Northside 777

    ★★★½

  • The Green Ray

    ★★★★

  • Summer with Monika

    ★★★½

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  • Journey to Italy

    Journey to Italy

    ★★★

    Can see how, as the Criterion Channel description says, this is a precursor to the Antonioni films I love, though can’t say I enjoyed this as much. It’s a little stuffier than the films it inspired, and the ending rings false to me. Terrific in parts though.

  • Call Northside 777

    Call Northside 777

    ★★★½

    That’s the good stuff.

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  • The Green Ray

    The Green Ray

    ★★★★

    This is a really touching vision of loneliness and social desperation, one that's very empathetic towards Delphine while also scrutinizing the way she's able to push people away. As usual with Rohmer, the character insight and nuance is a thing to behold, and this has a banger of an ending.

  • Another Year

    Another Year

    ★★★★½

    Leigh has thornier, more immediate films, but I’m such a sucker for this one. Quiet and contemplative, and yet intensely moving. As our lives unfold we encounter paths not taken, gather and discard relationships that shape us and move us, always looking for connection, and in the end ultimately build something that’s uniquely ours, for better or worse.