Stephen Coles

Writer, typographer, Willy Wonka devotee.

Favorite films

  • Seven Up!
  • What's Up, Doc?
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • The Royal Tenenbaums

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  • The Green Knight

    ★★★½

  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

    ★★★★½

  • Abominable

    ★★★★

  • Moonlight

    ★★★★½

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★½

    I wanted to keep watching because it was so beautiful and unexpected, but not because I gave a lick about what happened to the central character, who had no redeeming or even interesting qualities. Stylish lettering throughout.

  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

    David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

    ★★★★½

    The messages are familiar, the problems and solutions are known, but I’m not sure I’ve seen a film so simultaneously devastating and hopeful. Attenborough speaks so poignantly because he speaks plainly, without bluster. It was especially powerful to follow the Earth’s transformation through the course of his own life.

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  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    I will probably need to see this many more times before I really get it, but I knew it was special on the first viewing, even without the Malick hype.

    It is unclear, fragmented, difficult to follow. But this is how life works. "The Tree of Life" is the most accurate representation of memory I've ever seen in film.

  • Pirates of Silicon Valley

    Pirates of Silicon Valley

    Made-for-TV quality, but fascinating for any computer fan. Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs is a brilliant casting move.