Zeke

On the cold dark ocean floor
I felt warmth from behind a door
I asked to come inside
And the glow replied

Favorite films

  • Paris, Texas
  • Yi Yi
  • Autumn Sonata
  • In the Mood for Love

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  • C'mon C'mon

    ★★★½

  • War and Peace

    ★★★★½

  • War and Peace, Part IV: Pierre Bezukhov

    ★★★★½

  • War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812

    ★★★★½

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  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★½

    Mike Mills' latest, an uncle-nephew road film starring Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, and young rising star Woody Norman, ponders many things but mainly life and the future. Inarguably sweet and charming, C'mon C'mon works wonders with Phoenix and Norman's chemistry. Mills feel totally in place here, as the stripped-back yet emotionally affecting nature is as prominent as ever.

    With its centering of children and their thoughts on matters, and in Jesse's case, their honest bluntness, C'mon C'mon places much of…

  • War and Peace

    War and Peace

    ★★★★½

    The Criterion Challenge 2022

    The epic to end all epics.

    Near unfathomable in size, from its length, to its scope, to its production, to its innovativeness, Sergei Bondarchuk's four-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's War And Peace is a mighty experience if anything. A mammoth that is as mesmerising as it is moving, with thousands of cast members and a sweeping vision, fully encapsulating Tolstoy's story filmically.

    While there are of course others, Bondarchuk's seems like the one true adaptation. Immensely,…

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★½

    Refuses to engage with anything of real, interesting, substantial value outside of manically speedrunning Elvis's Wikipedia page. At least it understands that his story is a tragic one at its core, but that doesn't save it from being another biopic that plays it so painfully safe. Luhrmann's excessive maximalism does a huge disservice to a whole lot, but the music (expectedly) makes it worth the watch and Butler's performance (fortunately) is its greatest triumph.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

    Not in a million years did I expect the sequel to Top Gun to be this damn good; and this is coming from someone who doesn't even really like the first one. Both respectful of the OG predecessor and a total revamp of it. A straight-up blockbuster for the ages.