lil methuselah

I too wanted to be an author but took a marketing job instead.

Favorite films

  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Children of Men
  • Jurassic Park

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  • Smart House

  • Babes in Toyland

  • Tommy Boy

    ★★½

  • The Rescue

    ★★★★½

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  • Kes

    Kes

    ★★★★½

    My granddad from Yorkshire just passed. I haven’t known what to do. I started googling for any films set in Yorkshire that might be streaming somewhere. I guess I hoped to hear his accent or see something that brought me closer to him, a relentlessly positive force throughout my life. I believe Kes was set about 20 miles south of where he lived and died in Leeds.

    I had never heard of this wonderful film or had any exposure to Britain’s…

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  • Smart House

    Smart House

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A cautionary tale about a single dad whose declining mental state puts his family in increasingly perilous positions as a result of his shitty son refusing to let him nut.

  • Tommy Boy

    Tommy Boy

    ★★½

    If I could muster a review it would begin with 400 words on the ancient redwoods that are Chris Farley’s calves.

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  • Dear Ex

    Dear Ex

    ★★★½

    A while back I read an article that had perhaps the most impactful quote I've ever encountered: "If a person’s behavior doesn’t make sense to you, it is because you are missing a part of their context. It's that simple."

    This film plays so perfectly with this idea. It presents characters that are unreliable and unrelatable, then slowly unveils the context and builds their humanity one memory at a time. Context blurs the lines between villains and victims, hate and…

  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★★★½

    Writer-director Lulu Wang said in her Q&A that when she first set out to write this script the idea was to take a crazy real-life story and make it even crazier for film. When it wasn't working, she set it aside and developed the story for radio with This American Life, a process that taught her it shouldn't be about making it crazier, but about finding what's "real" in the crazy. She ultimately succeeded as I found so much to hold onto…