Favorite films

  • Magnolia
  • Being There
  • Funny Games
  • The Great Beauty

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  • Morris from America

    ★★★★

  • No Escape

    ★★½

  • Phantom of the Paradise

    ★★★

  • Garden State

    ★★★★★

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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    ★★½

    This really won Best Picture? I'm having a hard time with that. It really had none of the emotional punch that other nominees had. I'm by no means belittling the situation it portrays but I found it rather lifeless. Or maybe it was too realistic. I don't know. Mark Ruffalo's doing his best impression of Ray Romano. The acting was really not that great here. There was absolutely no awe-inspiring camerawork. There really isn't a moment in the film that's…

  • The Fits

    The Fits

    ★★★★★

    I very proudly worked on this film as a production assistant and an art assistant. Just letting you know... my rating is biased. This was the first film I worked on and it's also the first film I've worked on that I've gotten to see the finished product. And I have to say what a strange and beautiful experience that is. It's very hard to watch a movie you worked on because it's so easy to get distracted by all…

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  • Passage of Venus

    Passage of Venus

    ★★★★

    Fascinating because it's one of the rarest predictable astronomical phenomena and because it predates Muybridge's horse galloping by 4 years (Muybridge was busy murdering his wife's lover at the time).

  • Baby Doll

    Baby Doll

    ★★★★

    Such a bizarrely twisted, unnervingly disturbing film. And yet, there really isn't a whole lot going on besides some wonderful character studies and role reversals. The best way to describe it is as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf with quite a bit more comedy. All three of the leads put on an amazing show, but Eli Wallach is definitely my favorite. His character here is so intensely sleazy and at the same time just a hair shy of being likable.…