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Favorite films

  • The Mummy
  • The Prestige
  • The Apartment
  • Princess Mononoke

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  • Sense and Sensibility

    ★★★

  • Giant

    ★★★★

  • Gold Diggers of 1933

  • Closely Watched Trains

    ★★★★

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  • The Innocents

    The Innocents

    ★★★★★

    "I'm not a cruel person. I'm sometimes very foolish and I make mistakes but I'm not cruel. My father taught me to love people and help them. Help them even if they refuse my help. Even if it hurts sometimes."

    If a body can only judge themselves, they would have no better place to begin than by reflecting on their individual capacity to care. Caring is practically a currency in the world of The Innocents, its limited cast definable by…

  • The Haunting

    The Haunting

    ★★★★★

    "Sometimes one can't help imagining things"

    Every time I think I've uncovered all of The Haunting's nooks and crannies, a new doorway appears for me to follow through and get lost in. This year I was taken in by the fact that although Hill House was built and designed by Hugh Crain, its ghastly story is a one about women. Its male founder lucked out by dying abroad in England, but his first wife died before ever stepping foot inside;…

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  • The Eternal Memory

    The Eternal Memory

    ★★★½

    The scene with the books got to me, alright

  • The Tales of Hoffmann

    The Tales of Hoffmann

    ★★★★

    The Tales of Hoffmann, or as my friend Sarah called it “I’ve got 99 problems and bitches are all of them”

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  • Miracle on 34th Street

    Miracle on 34th Street

    ★★★

    Studio exec: you've compared Santa Claus to Jesus three times in this script already.

    John Hughes: and I'll do it again!

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    Guess what everyone, I have to drop to a major spoiler: Gotham City is STILL Chicago. Sure it’s more of a time-displaced nightmare version where everything is rain and garbage instead of Nolan’s clean blue and orange streets, but I was still very happy to see Batman swooping down what was obviously the Franklin Street bridge. 

    It’s not an action movie but still very much a Batman movie because Reeves chooses other genres that are still well suited to the…