Favorite films

  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • The Shawshank Redemption

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  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ★★★★★

  • Suspiria

    ★★★

  • Grave of the Vampire

    ★★

  • Firecracker

    ★★½

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★

    Production design, lighting, and a soundtrack that all felt unparalleled at the time, and still do, to be honest. The story barely making sense for most of its run time feels like a necessary sacrifice for the visual and auditory feast that Suspiria is.

    I still don't love this film, but I do like to watch it sometimes just because of those elements, and even though the remake tells a much more cohesive story than the original, I would watch the original before the remake every time.

  • Grave of the Vampire

    Grave of the Vampire

    Written by Soprano's creator David Chase, no less. Grave of the Vampire is an interesting premise - a half human, half vampire son tries to track down and kill his vampire father - but the movie, overall, is pretty slow, and focuses mainly on sequences where actors can be in rooms and talk to each other.

    A Pure Cinema Podcast suggestion.

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  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★★

    Rewatching in anticipation of No Time To Die.

    Still the king.

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★½

    There are things I like and things I didn't like about this film. The first 20 - 30 minutes almost had me walking out. Visually stunning, but dreadfully boring. Thankfully, once Gawain begins his journey, the pacing hits a decent groove (mostly). There's a lot of metaphor in this, and the couple that was sitting in the back row of the theater I was in apparently wasn't into it and bailed about an hour in. Unfortunate, because they missed some of the best parts. The Green Knight is uneven, and occasionally pretentious, and sometimes slow, but it's ultimately a satisfying experience.