Patrick Banks

Patrick Banks

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Everything I need to know about life I learned from the movies.

Favorite films

  • Annie Hall
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Something Wild

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  • C'mon C'mon

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

  • Listening to Kenny G

  • Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story

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  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    Here’s my pull quote: The French Dispatch is why pause/still was invented. 

    The movie is so dense. So much to see in every frame. Not entirely successful but not a failure either. Not being hyperbolic when I say It put me to sleep and kept me on my toes at the same time.

    In my opinion it is impossible to give this movie a star rating after just one viewing.

  • Penn & Teller Get Killed

    Penn & Teller Get Killed

    ★★

    There's a reason this movie doesn't get talked about. I like the idea of what they tried to do here, but the execution did not work. Shocked to see that it was a late directing effort from Arthur Penn.

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    He did it again. Christopher Nolan has crafted a technically stunning film that makes me feel stupid until all the strings are tied up in the end. While I liked much of this film quite a bit, there were more a few times when I just wanted to stop because watching a movie should not be this hard!

    Tenet is the type of movie that demands a second (and maybe a secord, third, and fourth) viewing. I was so busy…

  • Real Genius

    Real Genius

    ★★★½

    It never fails to amaze me how much I love this film and how no one saw when it was released in theatres. It also floors me that Val Kilmer barely exists today.

    If you have not watched this one, you should.