Favorite films

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Star Wars
  • Finding Nemo

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  • Finding Nemo

    ★★★★★

  • Julia's Eyes

    ★★

  • Star Wars

    ★★★★★

  • Sisters

    ★★★½

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  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    My six-year-old's first time sitting all the way through this movie with me. Her verdict: "yeah, it was pretty good." I'll take it. Though she was disappointed there was no "Baby Yoda" in it. Fucking Disney.

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★½

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    Where'd the magic go? As a Marvel film, this was perfectly adequate and enjoyable, but as a Taika Waititi film and a sequel to the surprisingly great Thor: Ragnarök, this is a massive disappointment.

    It seems Marvel's increasingly slapdash approach to storytelling and worldbuilding, where little thought is given to how the story of one film will affect another and where entire movie narratives are made up on the spot based solely on what actors are available,…

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  • Finding Nemo

    Finding Nemo

    ★★★★★

    Click here for inspiration on making this the centerpiece of a fun themed Family Movie Night.

    I wish I had something erudite to say about Finding Nemo, but I think I'm too close to it. The best I can say is that this movie still, after dozens of watches since I was a kid, manages to be so heavily emotionally cathartic that on this last viewing my kids spent the entire time mercilessly mocking me for inelegantly blubbering my way…

  • Julia's Eyes

    Julia's Eyes

    ★★

    Guillem Morales' plodding, illogical Spanish-language thriller Julia's Eyes wants to make it abundantly clear to its audience that just about the worst thing that can happen to a person is to go blind.

    The central mystery is that of what led to the death of Julia's blind sister Sara (both played by Belén Rueda), who seemingly hanged herself in her basement. Julia insists Sara's death could not have been a suicide, because she was about to get an operation to…

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  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★★

    My first exposure to Christian Bale came in the form of his Batman in the Dark Knight movies, where he plays a fairly vanilla leading man type. I had no idea how insanely talented he really is 'til I saw this for the first time as a teen.

    This movie is absolutely hilarious and completely horrifying while also having some real shit to say. It has aged like a fine wine, has a cast that has only grown more impressive over the decades, and has the best ironic use of licensed music this side of Reservoir Dogs. A masterpiece.

  • Gremlins

    Gremlins

    ★★★★★

    My absolute favorite holiday film. It is almost difficult to talk objectively about this film and what makes it great, because it is so deeply, nostalgically entwined with my childhood and my identity. This movie is pure comfort cinema for me. Watching it is like curling up under a safety blanket. This is one of those movies that, if I were to watch it for the first time today, I would say feels like it was made for me. But,…