Mika Perzyna

In honour of High June, favs are my favourite westerns.

Favorite films

  • Stagecoach
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • The Hateful Eight

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  • First Blood

    ★★★★★

  • Elvis

    ★★★

  • Wings of Desire

    ★★★★★

  • All That Jazz

    ★★★★★

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  • Where Is My Friend's House?

    Where Is My Friend's House?

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Abbas Kiarostami's Where Is The Friend's House? is a masterful tragedy of the mundane. Babek Ahmed Poor delivers one of the greatest child performances I've seen as Ahmed, a boy who accidentally took home his classmate's notebook and spends the day attempting to get it back to him. The stakes are perfectly established in the first scene. If the classmate doesn't have his homework done in his notebook by tomorrow's class, the teacher will expel him. What follows is a…

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This really is the perfect blockbuster. Disney might throw hundreds of millions of dollars at their films every year, but they still don't deliver half the thrills that this movie from almost half a century ago does. Jaws, much like a lot of early blockbusters, especially ones with the name Spielberg attached, feels equally like a piece of New Hollywood cinema as it does like a popcorn flick. The masterful manipulation of the audience's emotions feels effortless, with the first…

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  • Wings of Desire

    Wings of Desire

    ★★★★★

    Perhaps the truest depiction of the human experience ever.

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★

    I'm so glad Luhrmann keeps getting to do his thing on big budgets with massive actors, but man this still isn't my cup of tea. The first act is cool, but as all of Baz's films I've seen, it eventually loses me. In my view Marty's approach works best for 3-hour biopics that capture the chaotic, drug-fueled energy of a guy's career and their eventual fall from grace.

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  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There haven't been many positives to this pandemic thus far, but it has been great to see drive-ins make an unexpected comeback. And, God damn, was it awesome to see Hitchcock's classic in a drive-in cinema in 2020. I remember reading Scorsese's op-ed about Marvel films and being really jealous because of how he described his experience of seeing Psycho in a cinema all the way back in 1960. Last night, I finally got to have a similar experience and…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★½

    This has gotta be Greig Fraser's best work yet. The whole thing looks so goddamn cool and stylish, which is fucking rare for a blockbuster these days. And the Arkham vibes are strong as hell. For once, "this movie looks like a video game cutscene" isn't an insult. Speaking of pros outdoing themselves, we've known for a year and a half now that Michael Giacchino's score would go hard and it really didn't disappoint. I expect to find myself listening to this thing a lot in the weeks to come.

    Robert Pattison and Zoë Kravitz hot.