Stephen Brown

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Favorite films

  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • North by Northwest
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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  • Maestro

    ★★★

  • Free Your Mind: The Matrix Now

    ★★★½

  • The Creator

    ★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★

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  • Maestro

    Maestro

    ★★★

    I'm still not sure what this was trying to achieve or what story it was trying to tell. It has a very old fashioned feel to it which can be quite immersive, especially in the black and white parts, but then jolts with more modern sensibilities. Bernstein is the least interesting character in the whole film which is perhaps why the excellent Carey Mulligan gets top billing.

    With A Star Is Born I thought it was just Cooper's wish fulfilment…

  • Free Your Mind: The Matrix Now

    Free Your Mind: The Matrix Now

    ★★★½

    Wasn't sure what I'd make of this because I still seem to struggle with dance. I'm still not entirely sure what I made of it but I did like a lot of it and thought it did some really interesting things in places.

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  • The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow

    The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow

    ★★★½

    This is the best film I've ever seen about a satellite who transforms into a girl and befriends a boy who's turned into a cow featuring a talking toilet roll. Ever.

    Obviously it's all kinds of weird in a charming way but unfortunately there's not really enough story to sustain the running time.

    I wonder what Noam Chomsky would make of this.

  • Baaria

    Baaria

    ★★★★½

    I'd never heard this film and because of this I suspected it wouldn't be very good. I've now seen some reviews and it seems a lot of people really didn't like it but I completely adored it. From the magical opening I was completely hooked. I generally don't like long films but this passed by with beauty and charm and I don't think I've smiled so much before. I can't claim to understand it all, the ending left me perplexed…