mylessauer

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Favorite films

  • The Thing
  • Phantom Thread
  • Down by Law
  • Shin Godzilla

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  • Under the Skin

    ★★★★

  • Onibaba

    ★★★★½

  • Perfect Days

    ★★★★

  • Threads

    ★★★★

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  • Grizzly Man

    Grizzly Man

    ★★★★★

    “I wish I was gay” says the man who spent his summers frolicking with bears

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★½

    There’s a scene in which two of the theatre performers comment on the play’s dialogue and how it sometimes lulls them to sleep—but not in a bad way. This brought to mind a quote I enjoy by director Abbas Kiarostami, saying in part: “I prefer the films that put their audience to sleep in the theater. I think those films are kind enough to allow you a nice nap […] Some films have made me doze off in the theater,…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★

    The beach scene made my stomach drop… which I guess is what separates me from the humanoid lady aliens!

    Scarlett doing great work here, a good reminder that she really shines when given the opportunity. Really, really vibed with the score; Mica Levi now two for two in my books (I have not seen anything else they’ve composed for). The black void sequences… also very cool.

  • Onibaba

    Onibaba

    ★★★★½

    Maybe a bit generous, we’ll see, but the way light is used in this was incredible. Loved the closeups. Loved the mask (which always seemed to catch the light just so). The setting itself is so moody and isolating, nothing to see but reeds taller than you are and no sense of the outside world beyond what those coming from afar can tell you. And then there’s just a big fucking pit in the middle of it!? OK yeah this rating stands.

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  • Late Night

    Late Night

    ★★

    How do you make a movie skewering straight white male comedians and then give a cameo to Bill Maher?!

  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★★

    Let this film stand as a testament to the fact that Gareth Edwards had the right idea, and as a perfect case study of learning all the wrong lessons from what came before.

    Edwards's film is frequently derided for being a boring slog that doesn't give the fans enough of what they want, i.e. Godzilla, and maybe another monster or two for him to pound on. I myself initially came out of that film feeling mixed about the lacking appearance…