Cramer K.

In 1992 I was given a copy of Roger Ebert's Home Movie Companion for Christmas. It's been downhill ever since.

Favorite films

  • The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
  • Blow-Up
  • Pierrot le Fou
  • Naked

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  • Speed

    ★★★★

  • Miss Congeniality

    ★★½

  • The Night Before

    ★★½

  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

    ★★★½

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  • Funny Girl

    Funny Girl

    ★★★½

    If my rich and famous wife who also happened to be 26-year old Barbra Streisand offered to buy me my very own gambling den to preserve our marriage and keep me out of trouble, I would simply let her.

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★½

    If it turns out that abuela was actually a FARC sympathizer, I’ll bump up my rating by another half a star.

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  • Before Sunset

    Before Sunset

    ★★★★★

    There's a moment about halfway through Before Sunset that I can't get out of my mind. Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) are sitting in a Parisian café, and she lights up a cigarette. He's got the demeanor of a man who has quit smoking against his will (probably at the behest of a significant other, whom I'm guessing broke his spirit with the subtlest "I just want you to be healthy" psychological warfare imaginable), so he steals a…

  • A Separation

    A Separation

    ★★★★★

    A few years ago I was talking to a friend who had just seen David Gordon Green's "All the Real Girls." My friend isn't much of a film buff, but he knew that he'd seen something special. When I asked what he liked most about it, he didn't say anything about the acting or the direction or nuances of the plot. Instead, he simply said "because that stuff really happened."

    Of course, my friend was not speaking literally. Instead, I…