Favorite films

  • A Clockwork Orange
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Taxi Driver
  • Apocalypse Now

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★½

  • Over the Garden Wall

    ★★★★★

  • The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★

  • The Green Knight

    ★★★★½

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  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    Ever since Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, people have been obsessed with attempting to bring superheroes into the 'real world'. It's hardly a novel concept, since Alan Moore started the trend of bringing superheroes to a more credible world with Watchmen and Marvelman (or Miracleman, depending on which side of the Atlantic that you're from). But even as cynical and subversive as Moore is, even he knew that Superman is the best of all of us, and that his strength is…

  • Gods and Generals

    Gods and Generals

    To preface things, I should say that I'm a history buff. Since I was a child, my imagination was captured by paintings of battle scenes from American wars such as the American Revolution and The Civil War, my family encouraged my interest in it and even took me to reenactments when I was younger, and I often liked to watch war films like Ran, The Patriot, and Glory which further fueled my imagination.

    I try not to get too antsy…

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  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    The old saying goes that the people who often write the stories that people consider to be new and fresh often end up being the most predictable stories of them all. It still mystifies me how this film became such a pop culture icon while films that explored similar ideas (and did them better) like They Live, Ghost in The Shell, and The Truman Show go on to become mere cult films.

    As a critic, I sometimes fear that I've…

  • The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter

    ★★★★★

    "One shot..."

    It is often the case that a director crashes and burns after they make a great film, it happened to Shyamalan, the Wachowskis, Besson, and countless others that I could name. But none ever happened quite as dramatically as it did to Michael Cimino, who went from making what many, including myself, consider to be one of the greatest films of all time into making Heaven's Gate, which is considered one of the biggest box office and critical…