Mike

“Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.” - Pedro Almodóvar
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Favorite films

  • Winter Light
  • Three Colors: Red
  • Wild Strawberries
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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  • North by Northwest

    ★★★★★

  • Moon Knight

    ★★★½

  • The Heat

    ★★★★★

  • Jurassic Park

    ★★★★½

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  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    ★★★★★

    I surely did not expect the mind-blowing realization I had in the middle of the film when I, well, realized what this movie was doing with its characters through its dialogue and storytelling. I mean, I couldn’t believe how effortlessly this film analyzed and demonstrated its own ideas and metaphors all at once. It’s magnificent. It’s heartbreaking. It’s brilliant. It’s complex, stirring and unforgettable. I would not change a single line of dialogue, a single camera movement, a single facial…

  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    This is Tarkovsky’s own version of an A24 horror movie, and I mean that 100% as a compliment. In all seriousness, this might be the best reflection on life, memories and the meaning of them all ever put on film. Tarkovsky’s typically otherworldly filmmaking works flawlessly (yet again) in here. I don’t think the man ever did something less than perfect. Wow.

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  • The Heat

    The Heat

    ★★★★★

    This still has the power to make me laugh non-stop like the first time I watched it. McCarthy and Bullock remain pitch-fucking-perfect. I love The Heat so much, and I always will.

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★★

    -“You’ve come to destroy me Obi-Wan?”
    -“I will do what I must.”

    Befuddled and offended by the sheer amount of times Ewan McGregor was called an “old man” in this aggressively mediocre, poorly paced, zero-stakes series. Nevertheless, Obi-Wan Kenobi wasn’t a complete waste of time as it got me genuinely interested in a fascinating new character (Moses Ingram’s Reva), and it provided good lazy Sunday material to binge-watch. Last episode was fire!

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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★

    I went expecting only a marvelous technical achievement but instead I got a riveting, moving and ultimately powerful war film with Mendes and Deakins at their respective bests.

    That wasn't one shot though, it was two, maybe three I'm not sure, but it's still very, very impressive.

    Newman's score felt out of place sometimes and it was a little bit "typical" if that makes sense but it was still very good and really powerful at times. Deakins work is of…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely flawless. The Batman is so artistic and carefully conceived that you can see just how much everyone involved loved being a part of the creation of this thing. I’m flabbergasted with this movie. It is long and engrossing and dark and atmospheric and riveting in every fucking way. I really wouldn’t change a thing. A superior noir blockbuster with Batman and his rogue gallery is something I never expected to get. I’ll watch this in theaters at least two more times.