Pwalsh

A summer camp director who earned a film degree to justify showing Heavyweights repeatedly to his staff.

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Favorite films

  • Harold and Maude
  • The Master
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • The Fall

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  • Animal Farm

  • Spirited Away

    ★★★★½

  • Resurrection

    ★★★

  • Who Took Johnny

    ★★★½

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  • The Slumber Party Massacre

    The Slumber Party Massacre

    ★★★½

    Breasts, Butts, and...Feminism?

    Almost everything you need to know about The Slumber Party Massacre can be understood from the very suggestive poster (even if it doesn't feature the actual actors in the movie). What caught me off guard was director Amy Holden Jones' sly take on the traditional genre slasher, crafting a story that follows the clichés and eye candy required by audiences, yet says a lot more in the process.

    I applaud the decision to go all in on…

  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★½

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

    This was heavy.

    I walked into this one pretty much blind, only having seen Aleksei Kravchenko's eyes staring at me each time I passed by a review on Letterboxd or saw the Criterion cover in my local video shop. I will never see these eyes the same way, now having the privilege to understand all that his stare encompasses. Come and See caught hold of my attention quickly and then dragged me through the mud, frightened me, forced me to…

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  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    ★★★★½

    A true animated wonder with every frame full of marvelous detail, beautiful imagery, and memorable character designs. This Odyssey inspired tale holds no punches, delivering some scary situations and visuals that would keep a young child on the edge of their seat.

    The music, as I am finding with other Studio Ghibli creations, really completes the film and gives it a tangible feel and style that make me want to spend more time in the world created.

    I loved Spirited Away and can't wait to watch it again. Adding it to my New Favorites.

  • Resurrection

    Resurrection

    ★★★

    Rebecca Hall is acting her heart out here and mostly pulls off her character, but the execution gets a little muddled and repetitive by the end. That said, there is some imagery I will never forget from this movie!

    Got to see this in the TIFF Lightbox! Beautiful theater!

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  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★½

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

    Really, Letterboxd community? All you people who rated this 4+ stars, really??? Is this film being elevated by what will certainly soon be named "the Letterboxd effect", in which Letterboxd as a whole stans a film based mostly off the way this site highlights it, with news articles, podcasts, and a front spot on "Popular This Week"? (Mostly kidding, I love you all, but with this film we'll have to agree to disagree...)

    I understand the hype behind this one…

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★½

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    Nope, not for me.

    As he always does, Peele has some very interesting ideas that he is laying down, but I found the filmmaking to be lackluster and disappointing. I feel he is trying to do way too much and there are elements like the horse name chapter cards that feel pretentious and ultimately pointless. The cinematographer was such a nothingburger and his ultimate fate was not earned at all. I was confused as to the logistics of why/how the…