mitch f. anderson

mitch f. anderson

Favorite films

  • The General
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Twin Peaks: The Return

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  • Affliction

  • Snow

  • The War Between Men and Women

  • What's Up, Doc?

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  • Affliction

    Affliction

    absolutely harrowing, its constructed whodunit plotting gradually blowing away to reveal one of the most grimly executed visions of Schrader's psychological bread and butter at its core, coupled with an intrinsic underlying understanding of how the cold and isolation morphs the people it surrounds (you can take the Michigander out of Michigan but you can never take the Michigan out of the Michigander; swear I've been in all these kitchens and offices). Coburn one of the most acidic and venomous…

  • Snow

    Snow

    “more movies that take 20 minutes to reveal a plot, let alone tension” is probably an unreasonable request to make, but couldn’t have been more swept up in the early 80’s nightlife streetlife vibes this drops and lives in before the sharp edges of its thriller core reveal themselves. throbbing with empathy and community, Juliet Berto makes a noise at the end of this that may haunt me forever

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  • Priscilla

    Priscilla

    Sofia honing her Girlies in Rooms mode to maybe its purest form yet, framing Priscilla Presley's life in Graceland through its largely ""unimportant"" moments as a slow, plush, beautiful freefall through the waxing and waning career of the man she loves, as his love for her and power over her waxes and wanes with it, literally framed in her signature tableaus and acted to perfection (kept mentally placing it somewhere between Jeanne Dielman and I Am Easy to Find). Spaeny…

  • Over the Garden Wall

    Over the Garden Wall

    Over the Garden Wall confirms the golden age of animated series we're in right now. It doesn't hold the cynicism and existential bleakness of current animated hit shows, but it does share with them an underlying melancholy, and a coherent, well-built universe that only feels like it's being made up on the spot (and it also bests their animation styles - if this wasn't hand-drawn, they definitely fooled me). Universally fantastic voice acting, and a true sense of scale. It's only 100 minutes total, but it has the progression and scope of a novel. Basically perfect.