Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Scarlet and the Black
  • A Man for All Seasons
  • Gran Torino

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  • The Highwaymen

    ★★★★

  • The Black Cauldron

    ★★

  • The Mosquito Coast

    ★★★½

  • Persuasion

    ★★★

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  • The Highwaymen

    The Highwaymen

    ★★★★

    Hey, finally a Netflix original movie that I actually liked!

    I've never seen Bonnie and Clyde (1967). I've never really wanted to. For one thing, it was the film that brought French New Wave into the American mainstream, and I really don't care for that style of filmmaking.

    For another thing, I'm not much of a fan of reincarnating a couple of scumbags as American folk heroes.

    And make no mistake, Bonnie and Clyde were scumbags. They robbed banks, grocery…

  • The Black Cauldron

    The Black Cauldron

    ★★

    J. R. R. Tolkien rather famously refused to sell The Lord of the Rings to Disney, who wanted to make an animated film out of it. They settled for this instead.

    I don't know if it's possible to make The Lord of the Rings boring, but if The Black Cauldron is any indication, 70s/80s Disney would have figured out some way to do it.

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    You can't take a story with deeply Christian symbolism, meaning, and purpose, purge it of all the said Christianity, and expect it to work. Strip the story of its purpose, which is to exemplify the ideal virtues of Christian Knighthood, and what is left? An empty tale of a challenge and a rash vow? A moral of the inevitability of fate and the mental anguish of living a lie? A surreal fever dream which seems full of meaning but is…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    Rather bold of a film that will probably make a billion dollars to push anti-capitalist messages and symbolism so hard. This corporatist communist cosplay really pisses me off. At least the Hollywood Ten had the courage of their convictions and were willing to suffer for the cause they believed in. I disagree, but can respect their principled stand. Do you think the studio head at Warner Bros, or Matt Reeves, or Robert Pattinson, or Zoe Kravitz, or anyone associated with…