Favorite films

  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • In the Mood for Love

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  • Happy Death Day

    ★★★½

  • Groundhog Day

    ★★★★

  • The Godfather: Part III

    ★★★½

  • The Color of Money

    ★★★★½

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  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    Avatar: The Way of Water

    ★★★★

    Cameron's back and this movie works. If you're willing to surrender yourself to its cinematic world, Avatar 2 satisfies. A bit overlong, but Cameron knows how to tell a compelling narrative and clear action. I can't say I was overly invested in all the characters, but motivations are easy to follow. The last hour or so is filled with great action. I was a bit disappointed with a reduced role for Zoe Saldana's character, and in fact most of the focus is on the newer characters.

  • Meshes of the Afternoon

    Meshes of the Afternoon

    ★★★½

    An experimental short film. Not quite sure what to make of it yet, but has some very interesting dreamlike imagery and feels like something David Lynch must've seen as there are many echoes in his Mulholland Dr.

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  • White House Down

    White House Down

    ★★★½

    Another big, silly action movie, but the most entertaining one of the summer so far. I had a much more fun time watching this than with my viewings of Star Trek Into Darkness, Man of Steel, World War Z, Iron Man 3, or Fast & Furious 6. It feels like good old fashioned action entertainment in the vein of the Die Hard series or even the better '90s Bruckheimer-produced actioners.

    Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx have great chemistry onscreen. James Woods…

  • The Golden Child

    The Golden Child

    ★★½

    I have memories of liking this as a kid, but wasn't really into this upon a rewatch. There's some really bizarre stuff in this movie that seems to hint at a more fantastical movie like "Big Trouble in Little China" or "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai" but very little of it gets explored. Eddie Murphy's comic quality doesn't quite track as a detective. Overall, the story is clunky and the romance with the vaguely ethnic love love interest is poorly…