Favorite films

  • Vertigo
  • Blade Runner
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Repo Man

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  • The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★★★

  • Breaking Away

    ★★★★½

  • Sunset Boulevard

    ★★★★★

  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    ★★★★½

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  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★★★

    You ever see one of those movies that's so good that you don't know how to explain it? You tell your friends to watch it, you explain some details, but you know, deep down in your heart, that you explained it wrong? Because you could never do the pitch justice? That's how I feel about Night Of The Hunter.

    A gorgeous, breathtaking, meaningful, genre-defying triumph on all fronts. A nursery rhyme told as a film noir. Robert Mitchum as a…

  • Breaking Away

    Breaking Away

    ★★★★½

    An absolutely lovely and heartwarming movie. A group of boys try to figure out what their place is in the world, grapple with their own smallness, and ride some bicycles for fun and glory. Is that it? No! Certainly not. In retrospect, this Coming of Age film is also about the social effects of industrial decline, bigotry and sexism in working class suburbs, the educational divide between the communities where colleges are and the colleges themselves, and so many other…

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    I just love this movie. While not a perfect comparison, the strengths of this movie remind me a lot of the strengths of Vertigo: the themes of the story are reinforced through complementary setting and cinematography. By the time the strings of the knot start to tighten, you've been primed from every direction to think, "Oh! OH!" That requires a lot of coordination from a lot of motivated and smart people, and I really appreciate it.

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    The Hitch-Hiker

    ★★★½

    Ida Lupino does a great job directing, but the lack of any real star appeal or vivid characterization of the main three characters leaves something strong to be desired. It's hard to make a nihilist noir movie without a romance or cool persona to grab onto, and this movie hits the wall in that regard.