Rob

“movie on my neck with the screen gems” - pusha t

Favorite films

  • Mulholland Drive
  • Yi Yi
  • Chungking Express
  • Casino

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  • Sideways

    ★★★★

  • Manhattan

    ★★★★

  • Crimes and Misdemeanors

    ★★★★½

  • Hannah and Her Sisters

    ★★★★

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  • Manhattan

    Manhattan

    ★★★★

    Among Allen’s most controversial, most starry-eyed, and most self-deprecating works. This black and white love/hate letter to the titular borough is absolutely gorgeous, and features the sort of hectic, winkingly pretentious, thoughtful conversations that Woody is known for. Marielle Hemingway’s role will undoubtedly trouble just about anyone who watches this movie, but she’s the best and most heartbreaking performance in the film. Manhattan tackles Allen’s pet themes of narcissism, old vs. new, infidelity, insecurity in entertaining fashion.

  • Men

    Men

    ★★★

    Pretty enjoyable folk horror. Thematically, it stretches itself pretty thin, but it succeeds when it focuses on the vastness and emptiness and beauty of the north England countryside. Garland’s heavy handed attempts at feminism are balanced by his skill with atmospheric cosmic terror. It’s effectively creepy with some delightfully grotesque creature moments and the work from Jessie Buckley & Rory Kinnear is stellar.

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  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★½

    A lot of my friends have been quite harsh to this movie but I was willing to give it a fair chance. Overall, it’s a pretty limp satire but not as bad as you might have heard. Despite its length it’s easy enough to sit through. There’s some laugh out loud moments and the sense of (sadly familiar) frustration and anxiety is pretty real. However, it refuses to answer quite a few basic questions. Who is this for? Who is…

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    ★★★★

    Really one of Fincher’s most interesting and troubling works. At first glance, a lurid detective story not unlike Se7en, but really about the internet’s newfound capability to uncover and expose those secrets - rapes, murders, the horrors of fascism - that those in power have tried to keep buried for decades. Lizbeth Salander is a fascinating character handled delicately by Fincher and Rooney, avoiding all clichés and easy answers in their characterization of her. It’s a movie that often opts…