Simon

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Nicole Kidman is my drama mama

Favorite films

  • Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things
  • Birth

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  • Boys Don't Cry

    ★★½

  • Romance & Cigarettes

    ★★

  • Free Fall

    ★★★½

  • The Beach

    ★★★

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  • Porco Rosso

    Porco Rosso

    ★★★½

    Fish gotta swim, bird gotta fly, pig—also gotta fly!

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★

    Relentlessly dark and full of despair—maybe to the point of fatigue, but if this is what a downward spiral looks like I may sign up for a front row seat.

    This film is absolutely, jaw-droppingly gorgeous. The production design alone was enough to make my heart stop. Del Toro only makes beautiful films.

    But what was so interesting about this film is that it’s kind of the antithesis of all his others. Where he usually uses his narratives to underscore…

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  • Boys Don't Cry

    Boys Don't Cry

    ★★½

    I wish I could put into words the type of way this makes me feel but I’m really just too conflicted.

    Hilary Swank acts the shit out of this but it is overly brutal and exploitive. Again, Hilary does great work but it’s pretty tone deaf to not cast a trans actor even in 1999.

    This really hasn’t aged very gracefully and while this story absolutely deserves to be told, I don’t agree with the way Pierce went about it.

  • Free Fall

    Free Fall

    ★★★½

    It certainly hits all the beats you’d expect to find, but that doesn’t stop it from beings tense as hell.

    Hanno Koffler and Max Riemelt have off the charts chemistry. It’s honestly explosive and make the whole film crackle with anticipation and longing and a simmering rage.

    Still, I couldn’t help but feel like things would have been more interesting if we were following Riemelt’s Kay rather than Koffler’s Marc. Kay has a character seemed to have more layers and…

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★★

    I am floored, exhilarated and beyond inspired.

    This is such a cinematic tour de force! Everything about it is simply sumptuous—I can do nothing but gawk at its majesty. This is what medieval epics are supposed to be like!

    Every frame is dripping with poeticism, every second radiates beauty and the entire thing feels steeped in something sacred. 

    The craft is absolutely perfect. The cinematography is some of the best I’ve seen and the direction is so assured and uncompromising…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    This is exactly what I wanted it to be.

    It’s got all the shades of epic yet intimate that only a director as formidable as Denis Villeneuve can paint. As grand and Star Wars and as lush as Lord of the Rings—this has all the makings of a grandiose sci-fi classic.

    Of course it’s beautiful. Of course the VFX are extraordinary and the score is out of this world. What really wowed me the most was the amount of character…