Max Siegel

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🚀 Digital media and livestream tech in aerospace
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Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Weekend
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

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  • Dune

    ★★★½

  • Sunshine

    ★★½

  • The King of Comedy

    ★★★★½

  • The Other Guys

    ★★

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★½

    It’s pretty, Timothee’s pretty, it’s well made. But the overall tone is pretty damn aloof —
    frosty, even, like the way Timmy always speaks in a lifeless monotone.

    The structure of the last section confounded me on first watch, and it puzzled me again on rewatch in 2024. It feels like it’s ending, with Hans Zimmer’s incessant score and a flurry of abstract teasers for the second part (which WB greenlit after this movie’s release). But then the movie just continues for another 15 minutes lol 😵‍💫

  • Sunshine

    Sunshine

    ★★½

    Movie astronauts *really* need to stop walking into strange spacecraft without wearing spacesuits 😅

    This is the first time I’ve watched “Sunshine” since 2007. I feel the same now as I did then: Great soundtrack and cool visuals. Slow moving. Hard to keep track of the geography, even though they’re all traveling in a straight line.

    The biggest issue: the characters aren’t really… people. They just argue for the sake of making plot, which isn’t fun to watch.

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  • Y Tu Mamá También

    Y Tu Mamá También

    ★★★★★

    The 2000s-era Mexico captured here feels so alive. I love how every moment has something going on in the background and foreground.

    The three horny main characters are messy and complicated and beautiful — just like their country.

    I love Children of Men, too, but I find myself returning to this movie more frequently. This is Cuarón’s masterpiece.

  • Barbie

    Barbie

    ★★★★½

    The entertainment industry is only possible because of the necessary tension between art and commerce. No movie I've seen explores that intersection better than "Barbie." I loved it.

    Tangentially, this would make for a great double feature with "Josie and the Pussy Cats."

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