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I love film. And pro wrestling. And beer.

Favorite films

  • Heat
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

  • A Cat in Paris

    ★★★½

  • The Black Phone

    ★★★

  • Kiss of Death

    ★★★

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  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★★

    Coen Brothers Filmography Rewatch #12

    *I recently acquired Adam Nayman's book The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, wherein he examines each of their films from 1984 to 2016. As they are my favorite filmmakers, I will be reading a chapter at a time and watching the accompanying film. Whenever possible, I'll try and recount my first viewing.

    "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

    In 2007, I was the GM…

  • 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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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    Yeah I'm watching it again, so what?

    Gonna ugly cry while I drink these IPAs and try one of these gummies for the first time.

    Nothing matters, let's just be fucking rocks.

  • A Cat in Paris

    A Cat in Paris

    ★★★½

    Family Movie Night

    What if Alfred Hitchcock animated a kid's movie? I think it would be this.

    The animation is great, the story is fun but feels dangerous, it's charming with a dark edge, the music is swelling and dramatic, it has the voice of Spike from Cowboy Bebop.

    So yeah I definitely dug this a lot. My wife fell asleep (duh) and my son is at a friend's house so this was quality bonding time with my daughter after randomly spotting it at the library and thinking the cover looked cool.

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  • AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door

    AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door

    ★★★★½

    This was just about perfection. The build may have lacked a lot, but damn if the show didn't deliver, match after match. This was an absolute blast, start to finish.

    I was pulling for Miro, but Pac has deserved a belt for years so that win made me happy.

    Super happy that JR was used sparingly, because he could have really had a negative impact on commentary for this show. Kinda like when he called the finish to the semi…

  • Blow Out

    Blow Out

    ★★★★

    I have to admit, I'm really not much of a De Palma guy, based on the titles I've seen to date. But the guys on The Rewatchables were doing a hard sell on their recent episode on The Untouchables, so I gave it a shot and it really worked on me. I think it may have instantly shot to the top of the list of John Travolta performances, in this guy's opinion.

    I haven't seen the film it was based…