Manifesto734

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I love film. And pro wrestling. And beer.

Favorites rotate, occasionally with a theme, sometimes at random when I feel like it.

Favorite films

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • Oppenheimer
  • The Iron Claw
  • How to Blow Up a Pipeline

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  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★½

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    ★★★★

  • Spaceballs

    ★★★★

  • God's Creatures

    ★★★

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  • The Iron Claw

    The Iron Claw

    ★★★★½

    I saw this four days ago and just haven't been able to find the right words. It can be hard for me to check my bias at the door for a wrestling film, and I've been eagerly awaiting this ever since it was announced. I went in thinking I would likely love this and I did, as it wound up being one of my favorite films of the year. Being such a die hard, lifelong wrestling fan, sometimes I think…

  • The Last of the Mohicans

    The Last of the Mohicans

    ★★★★★

    This instantly became one of my favorite films when I first saw it, and it has remained so for the past twenty-five years. My mom sat me down to watch it around 1996 or so, not knowing whether or not a thirteen year-old could truly appreciate it. Before tonight, my most recent viewing was also with my mom, back in 2018. A local, arthouse theater, which I ran as General Manager from 2006-2009, had a month-long series dedicated to Daniel…

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  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★½

    My wife wanted to see this because she's interested in the new one and I suspect she may be secretly in love with Paul Rudd. But can I even blame her?

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    ★★★★

    Family Movie Night

    My wife and I hadn't seen this in a very long time, and sometimes my son has trouble picking our family movie when it's his turn, so I made this suggestion as he had been joking about that whole Glasgow/Wonka thing. And it was a good choice as both my kids really got a kick out of Wonka's attitude towards the bad kids, his deadpan delivery on lines where he feigned concern ("Help. Police. Murder.") and the…

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  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans

    ★★★★½

    I've waited months for this, but in my city it's only playing at one theater and the times haven't lined up for me until yesterday. And as a bonus treat, my son wanted to go with me so we got to have another good time at the movies together.

    But this isn't the kind of film I typically take him to. He loves Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark and read a book about Spielberg a few years…

  • Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    ★★★★½

    Part two of the Barbenheimer double feature weekend spectacular!

    I won't be able to properly review this without seeing it again, which I hope to do soon. It's just so much to digest that I need more time with it.

    That said, I was massively impressed by Nolan's work, once again. The sheer scale of his films is without peer in today's blockbuster landscape. There is nobody else making the kinds of films he makes. In my mind, he is…