Sam Healer

Sam Healer

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it's not like the movies//they fed us on little white lies

Favorite films

  • Annie Hall
  • Airplane!
  • Play It Again, Sam
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

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  • If Anything Happens I Love You

    ★½

  • Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles

    ★★★

  • Mean Girls

    ★★★★

  • A Skin, A Night

    ★★★½

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  • Annie Hall

    Annie Hall

    ★★★★★

    After 10 years, through everything, this is it. This is the one that is, somehow, above all others. This is the one that I keep coming back to because, well, some of us... need the eggs.

  • Play It Again, Sam

    Play It Again, Sam

    ★★★★★

    There are great films that make you laugh, and great films that make you cry (there are more of the latter than I care to admit). But the greatest films are those that make you feel utterly warm inside.

    I've watched Play It Again, Sam each summer for nearly 10 years now. It is so familiar that from the opening scene of Allen watching, agog, the closing scenes of Casablanca, I instantly feel at home. It is in my, albeit…

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  • A Tale of Two Kitchens

    A Tale of Two Kitchens

    ★★★

    Entirely in it for the shots of that strawberry cream cake. The point is made, quite explicitly in talking head form, about this dichotomy of America's dislike of Mexicans but love of Mexican food, but then the film fails to make much more of it.

  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata

    ★★★★★

    "A mother and a daughter - what a terrible combination"

    What a film to end a year on. Absolutely stellar performances from Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann, some of Ingmar Bergman's finest direction and most emotionally hard-hitting dialogue. How spectacular.