Patrik Sandberg

Patrik Sandberg

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“Scraping C-List Celebrities Off The Sidewalk Like Gum” - anonymous commenter

Favorite films

  • The Hunger
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Showgirls
  • The Exorcist

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  • King Richard

    ★★★★

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

  • House of Gucci

    ★★★★★

  • Belfast

    ★★★

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A histrionic woman is so repulsed when confronted with homosexual intimacy that she reflexively flies into the arms of her child lover. Straight people are truly pigs.



    (It’s a beautiful film, I love how much PTA loves actors and what he sees in them, discovering them anew or rediscovering them in exquisite closeup. Visually a sob. Perversely era emphatic. How fun it must be to work at this level. I’m only joking about the first part but, then again, not really.) 

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★★★★

    Paradiso.

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  • 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…

  • Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    ★★★★★

    Best standup special I’ve seen in years. Grateful to all the LGBTQIA+ who relentlessly promoted it during the past week so I would feel absolutely cornered into watching it. Chappelle’s provocations are more astonishing in their moral resolution and haltingly funny in their delivery than they are offensive (if at all). It’s a pathetic irony that the central plea is for queer people to have more solidarity with other minorities (namely Black people) and not to behave like cops and…