Michael Winters

Michael Winters

A filmmaker living & working in San Francisco!

Favorite films

  • PlayTime
  • Magnolia
  • Star Wars
  • The Third Man

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  • Poor Things

    ★★★★★

  • The Zone of Interest

    ★★★½

  • Inflation

    ★★★★

  • Return of the Jedi

    ★★★★

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  • Poor Things

    Poor Things

    ★★★★★

    I've liked Yorgos since Dogtooth and thought this was everyone at top form. Reminds me of stuff like Méliès, Besson, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Real French magicianship, which is the root of cinema since that's who created it.

  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★½

    I was recently introduced to the word “holokitch” — but a somewhat abstract take on the Holocaust, with his theatre background, should be expected by Glazer. As a study, I’d never really seen anything from the German perspective like this in art. If the point was to show the atrocities of the event, both overt and subversively, then it has accomplished both.

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  • Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    ★★★★

    I kind of laughed at Nolan after Tenet, a film that famously makes no sense. But I do like his work overall. Thinking back to 2006's The Prestige is really the type of film I think he excels the best. Nolan is certainly a magician himself, and the story here is quite dense. One parallel storyline of future events is entirely in B&W to keep everything organized. All of the strands come together here better than say, Tenet, which after…