Rob

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

Favorite films

  • Mulholland Drive
  • Yi Yi
  • Chungking Express
  • Casino

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  • A Star Is Born

    ★★★★

  • Crimes of the Future

    ★★★½

  • Dheepan

    ★★★½

  • Cop Land

    ★★★½

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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★

    A classic story of the ecstatic highs and humiliating lows of being in the public eye - big saturated colors and big emotions, and a surprisingly grim depiction of addiction for the time that never becomes cartoonish. 
    The real asset here is obviously Judy Garland. She pushes her voice to the limit in elaborate, up-to-10 minute long musical sequences (the best of which takes place in a living room & uses a home theater projector as a strobe light) and brings…

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★½

    Crimes of the Future is a movie of many ridiculous conceits stacked on top of each other - sudden evolutionary growth of new organs, performance art made from those organs, government agencies combatting that performance art, fleshy chairs that help those with new organs safely digest food etc. - but it is completely convincing the whole way through. It succeeds on two fronts. The eerie performances (from a seductive Lea Seydoux, a twitchy, creepy Kristen Stewart and a groaning, chronically pained…

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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…