Favorite films

  • Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The Complete Novel for Television
  • Taxi Driver
  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Empire Strikes Back

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

  • Top Gun

    ★★½

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

  • Magnolia

    ★★★★

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

    The action scenes are the main attraction here, and live up to the hype. They're exhilarating, very fun filmmaking. I wouldn't mind rewatching it in IMAX if I have the chance, it's exactly the type of movie for that experience. I also loved how well the stakes were established.

    But most of all, on top of being a great summer blockbuster spectacle, it's about as good as legacy sequels get, meaningfully building off its predecessor to tell a worthwhile story.…

  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★½

    Homoerotic tension is the best kind of tension

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★½

    So big fucking whoop, I'm in the minority on this one. My main issue is with the plot, one that I find beyond bloated. It has too many beats, too many twists, and loses its momentum around halfway through. I’m glad Matt Reeves made the movie he wanted to make, but this script was in serious need of some editing and streamlining to me. 

    I'm also not a fan of Catwoman at all. Her integrations to the narrative feel lazy,…

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★½

    A literal slice of life. Part of the magic of cinema is transporting you into another world, and Chungking Express immediately destabilizes with dreamlike vibes, erratic sequences of violence in the underworld and omnipresent neon signs. It also isolates itself by calling back to California every so often, reminding the audience that what you see is only one story (well, two in this case) amongst many. And therein lies its message.

    This film is unwavering in its belief of the…