Mitchell LeBlanc

Writer/Director | Ratings are for my own whatever. Hats off to anyone who makes a thing, honestly.

Favorite films

  • Sunshine
  • Before Sunrise
  • Eraserhead
  • Stalker

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  • Something in the Dirt

    ★★★

  • Perfect Blue

    ★★★★½

  • Somewhere

    ★★★

  • Neal Brennan: Blocks

    ★★★½

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  • Detachment

    Detachment

    ★★½

    I’m really conflicted on this one. There’s a lot to like here if you, like me, enjoy sad movies. But I couldn’t help but find this one uneven. There are some really good heavy scenes that play in an enjoyable place between nihilism and melancholy but there are also scenes which overreach and miss the tonal mark for me, instead feeling melodramatic.

    Any one of these subplots extended to feature length would be heavy so attempting to incorporate them all into one story is the sort of ambition I admire.

    Also, hats off to teachers.

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★★

    I recently hit 34 and for some reason I’ve watched this movie three times since then.

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  • Take This Waltz

    Take This Waltz

    ★★★★★

    My Apple Watch heart rate notification went off during the pool scene.

  • Almost Famous

    Almost Famous

    ★★★★★

    This takes me to a beautiful place in a way only a handful of movies ever have. It’s like this hazy hypnotic odyssey. Maybe it’s just Rock and Roll Eyes Wide Shut.