Patrik Sandberg

Screenwriter & Cinematic Apologist.

Favorite films

  • Ed Wood
  • To Die For
  • The Hunger
  • Southland Tales

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  • The Menu

    ★★★★

  • Stutz

    ★★★

  • The Wizard of Oz

    ★★★★★

  • Bones and All

    ★★★★★

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  • The Menu

    The Menu

    ★★★★

    As charter president of the Peter Deming fanclub I can say for certain this movie looks fantastic. And it’s fun, go see it.

  • Bones and All

    Bones and All

    ★★★★★

    Ravishing, bewildering, bloodthirsty, menacing, dusky, gorgeous, thrilling, quiet, libidinal, alienated, arresting, brutal, American, electric, exhilarating pop cinema. If romance is dead, eat it while it’s still warm.

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  • jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy

    jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy

    ★★★★★

    PART 1:

    Radiant, ecstatic, vérité work that can only come from a second-nature reflex on the part of the directors. The durational nature gives a rare “all-along” backstage account of an artist—as singular as we’ll ever see—as he plots his own meteoric rise, unleashing his nascent talent casually in unexpected bursts. Spellbounding, sobering, emotional cinema. I can’t wait to see the next two installments.

    Watched at AMC Sunset 5.


    PARTS 2&3:
    Watching the making of “Through the Wire” was a…

  • Zola

    Zola

    ★★★★

    A vérité celluloid drift in place of a neon-drenched spree, Janicza Bravo directs Zola with the wry desolation that defined a certain brand of idiosyncratic, independent, director-driven comedies of the 1990s, only updated for the iPhone generation. It’s a starkly confident choice that pays off consistently, as often as the writing defies expectations. I was taken with Bravo’s perspective, the way she makes big moments small and small moments big, and yet despite some necessary mocking, keeps all her characters…