Favorite films

  • The Godfather
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • This Is Spinal Tap

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  • Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★★½

  • Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul

    ★★★½

  • After Yang

    ★★★★½

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  • 21 Jump Street

    21 Jump Street

    ★★★★½

    This movie was so much better than it ever deserved to be. Phil Lord and Chris Miller direct this extremely smart and hilarious take on the 80s TV series. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have natural chemistry, whether it is attempting to make an arrest or fighting in the middle of a school play. Michael Bacall’s script is able to create a great satire on action film tropes and winking nods to the realities of reboots with undeniable quotable moments.…

  • Wild Indian

    Wild Indian

    ★★★½

    Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr. writes and directs this fascinating film about Makwa (played as an adult by Michael Greyeyes), who as a teenager commits a horrible crime with his cousin Teddo (played as an adult by Chaske Spencer). Years later, the toll of that crime mixed with the abusive childhood he had while living on a reservation in Wisconsin has created an adult who seems at a distance from most of the world around him. When Teddo is released from…

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  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★

    Lin-Manuel Miranda lovingly brings Jonathan Larson’s semi-autobiographical musical to the screen. The film blends Larson’s music and story in a blender with Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz to paint a picture of a gifted musical mind at a crucial point in his life. Specifically, the film cross cuts between Larson performing what is essentially tick tick…boom on stage with the events that inspire the show. Andrew Garfield plays Larson brimming with promise but frustrated that he has not reached the…

  • Passing

    Passing

    ★★★★½

    Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut is a beautiful film that while based on a 1929 novel, feels just as relevant today. The film includes just fantastic performances from Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga. Thompson’s Irene, filled with repression and this desire to seem happy and content, is challenged when she reconnects with an old friend in Negga’s Clare, who is just now starting to try and live freer than she has seemingly for years. Rebecca Hall mentioned how if this was…