Mikey Brzezinski
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  • Magnolia



    I've made it a tradition to watch this film every year on my birthday. It's a way of still making it special for myself and up to this point it's been incredibly effective. I love everything about this film. Literally EVERYTHING.

    With PTA recently saying he wishes he would have chilled out and made a shorter film here, it only brought to mind why I love this film so much. It feels like its made without clear forethought. It's built…

  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)


    "I Love You,
    I Forgive You,
    Forgive Me,
    Thank You,

    (^Those were also the exact words that the grief counselor told me to say when my father, whom I had a very difficult relationship with, was dying)

    Goddamnit, he did it! Baumbach fucking did! He peaked here. Any filmmaker should wish that their peak could be this fucking amazing.

    I expected greatness but I didn't expect catharsis on this level. The Meyerowitz Stories is Baumbach's most mature, most humane,…

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  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake


    Can't remember the last time I loved and hated a film so much in equal measure. Will probably benefit from a big screen re-watch if A24 grows a fucking pair and don't keep pushing it back. There's A LOT going on here and I'm almost positive none of it works....or all of it works. Who the fuck knows? But it's a shit load of fun to watch!

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


    Watching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse honest to god felt like a dream. Like many dreams I have before of a comic book literally coming to life and just exploding on to the big screen. It's the first time I actually felt like a film was reverting me back to a child-like state of wonderment and enjoyment.

    This succeeds wonderfully in capturing the raw vivacious creative magnetism of comic book superheroes and the inherent message that comes with heroes like Spider-Man…

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  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    I'm not really sure how to say this without sounding like I have some sort of Marvel Studios hate-boner or that I just hate having fun but.....Thor: Ragnarok is one of the worst, most profoundly annoying superhero films I've seen.

    Let's just start with the problems that I've had with the MCU, in general, that bleed over into this film. First off: this film, conceptually, has some of the biggest stakes that have ever been in an MCU film, however,…

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


    TIFF 2017: Film #13

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri may very well end up being my favorite film in all of 2017. Martin McDonagh has topped himself in a really big way. Writing one of the finest scripts of this year and directing it to pure perfection. It's a wonderfully dark and lived in exploration of social politics in our current Big Bad Angry America, filled with rich and complex characters played marvelously by one of the best ensemble casts…