Michael

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Favorite films

  • All That Jazz
  • Man Bites Dog
  • Seven Samurai
  • Us

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  • Masked Avengers

    ★★

  • Incredible But True

    ★★★

  • Surviving Desire

    ★★★

  • Lured

    ★★★½

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  • Masked Avengers

    Masked Avengers

    ★★

    Good combat action. Deadly dull plot and characters, even if some of the actors are themselves personable. By the end the combat choreography is running low on ideas.

  • Incredible But True

    Incredible But True

    ★★★

    Quentin Dupieux keeps a tight reign on his absurdist oddities so they don't overstay their welcome or overextend their potential. In this way fairly slight premises can play out satisfactorily while occasionally spotlighting various human foibles. Cinematography in this one is kind of soft, like it was video-shot in the 1980s.

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  • Passing Strange

    Passing Strange

    ★★★★½

    Filming a stage play is a fool's game; you can't capture the power, intimacy and intensity of a great live show. Spike Lee played that fool's game and won. This is an amazing film.

  • Rocco and His Brothers

    Rocco and His Brothers

    ★★½

    There is a lot of great filmmaking in "Rocco and His Brothers" and some great acting but I remained unconvinced of the core principle of the film; that Rocco would sacrifice love, happiness, and the woman he loves for a brother who is selfish, brutal, hateful, destructive, and ungrateful. The movie asserts the primacy of family above all in the most despicable way.