RSS feed for Michael

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • 24 Frames

    24 Frames

    A movie that forces you to get on its wavelength - I felt pretty uncomfortable at beginning of the film (by the end of the 4th frame, I felt like I'd been watching the film for ages) but by the end I was totally enraptured and keyed into the film's bittersweet elegiac atmosphere (and even it's sense of humor - the ducks!). You can't really write a short blurb of the film - despite being so simple, it probably requires…

  • Paterson

    Paterson

    EXTREMELY my shit 

    (the dog in this is very good)

Popular reviews

More
  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★★★

    "They're after the place. They don't know why; they just remember. Remember that they want to be in here."
    "What the hell are they?"
    "They're us, that's all, when there's no more room in hell."

    This was remarkable - so densely packed with political ideas (the police raid at the beginning is one of the best depictions I've ever seen of the absurd terror of police violence), haunting images (blood getting wiped away by windshield wipers), biting satire (the brilliant…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    The world building in this made me euphoric - I repeatedly found myself wanting to stand up and step into the screen because the film was so beautiful (even when the things it's showing us are insanely grim).

    A terrifying film about alienation and ecological devesation. Nature is dead, the world is almost devoid of humans, filled merely with copies, or copies of those copies. Lonely souls looking for a mythology to attach themselves to, only to realize their fundamental…