Parker Brogdon

Parker Brogdon

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The badly informed opinions of a wannabe Roger Ebert.

Most Faye Dunaway movies will probably get 5 stars, just a heads up.

Favorite films

  • I May Destroy You
  • Adam and Dog
  • I Am Easy to Find
  • The Night of the Hunter

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  • Don't Look Now

    ★★★½

  • Dune

    ★★★½

  • The Chair

    ★★★½

  • I Know What You Did Last Summer

    ★★

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  • Don't Look Now

    Don't Look Now

    ★★★½

    Curious, fragmented, and not my cup of tea for a solid chunk of the running time. But does seem to coalesce into something really interesting in the last 20 minutes? May need a rewatch, I’m honestly fascinated by my response to it all.

    Julie Christie as a manic depressive is a fun watch.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★½

    There are two types of film adaptations. Those loyal to story and those loyal to theme. As the former, Dune is beautiful, lovingly recreated, with some of the more campy elements of the book removed for a streamlined version of the story. I don’t think I’ll ever love an adaptation so attentive to intricate plotting without leaving a larger authorial stamp, but Denis is SUCH a craftsman.

    This felt like three hours of me worrying about Rebecca’s beautiful delicate skin in all that sun.

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Honestly, the best way to celebrate America on the 4th is to watch the fireworks onscreen between Elio and Oliver #MAGayA

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★½

    The extra "u" clearly stands for "ultimately the most awesomely bitchy movie ever made".

    The Good:
    - Best ensemble of the year. This has been etched in stone. Emma's viper, Olivia's badger, and Rachel's Horatio the duck circle each other in the most epic animal parable since Lanthimos' The Lobster.
    - I honestly don't know who my favourite is. Each actress brings such specificity to backstory, witty dialogue, and interpersonal character dynamics. All three should be up for Best Actress,…