Mikey Brzezinski
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  • Magnolia

    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,
    Goodbye."

    (^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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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    70MM

    Seeing Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece on its original unrestored 70mm print in a historical movie palace is one of the greatest experiences of my life, cinematic or not.

    I love everything about 2001: A Space Odyssey but quite possibly the thing that I love the most about it is that no matter how many times I've watched it (and that's a lot of times) it still completely blows my mind and makes me rethink what I know about movies. Revolutionary in every regard and 50 years later, still one of the most profound and technically groundbreaking creations in the world.

  • A Prayer Before Dawn

    A Prayer Before Dawn

    ★★★★

    I feel like a disclaimer should be given out to audiences before they experience the sheer madness that is A Prayer Before Dawn that there are somewhere between 5 and 10 moments that will potentially fuck you up for life.

    By far one of the most unforgiving and unflinching films I've ever had the (dis)pleasure of viewing. Every raw and graphic detail in the Nakhom Pathom Prison is captured with stark and stomach-churning clarity. There's a burning ferociousness underlying every…

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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…