Favorite films

  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • Duck, You Sucker
  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Wild Bunch

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  • Wounds

    ★★★½

  • Safe

    ★★★½

  • Malevolent

    ★★★

  • Little Evil

    ★★½

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  • Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game

    ★★★★

    Carla Gugino does not get enough credit and I was thinking a lot about her following Gunpowder Milkshake so that by itself attracted me to this, in addition to the sort of minimalist premise.

    Bruce Greenwood is always particularly good when he is playing a self-centered monster, though he can also do a nice job being earnest and down to earth as well, though I was surprised how quickly his game would be up.

    Carel Struycken was a surprise addition…

  • Alias Grace

    Alias Grace

    ★★★★

    This was fantastic seeing Cronenberg playing a progressive minister looking to do good by an unfortunate and underprivileged woman. This was for Canadian TV based on the Margaret Atwood novel based on a true story of a woman convicted of murder and later released.

    If I had time and fewer books to get rid of out of the office before I have to vacate (13 years' worth of books and everything else has to go by the end of the…

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    We went all out to see this, getting tickets in row B for seats three and four in a pretty small theater (Incheon CGV 1, the Arthouse), buying them days in advance and watching the day before I go to the hospital to remove a tumor. We were motivated and not sure whether we would get another chance to see it because not all of the Oscar nominees that play end up getting a full run.

    It feels like it…

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    There is so much of this that is just almost there but not quite. I love the near future not really explained, but it does not quite do enough to set the stakes they assert for the world. The initial action is cool and intense. I really like the Heart of Darkness frame, though it never feels like it reaches the material.
    I was really impressed by Brad Pitt and the emotional core of the movie, but the relationship with…