Favorite films

  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Shining

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  • The 'Burbs

    ★★★½

  • Scenes from a Marriage

    ★★★★½

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    ★★★½

  • Copycat

    ★★★½

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  • Backcountry

    Backcountry

    ★★★½

    I knew I was onto something with all the years spent inside watching movies instead of enjoying the outdoors. Goddamn bears.

  • Night of the Creeps

    Night of the Creeps

    ★★★★★

    "What is this, a homicide or a bad B movie?"

    Actually, Det. Tom Atkins, it’s a fucking great B movie! Thrill me, baby.

    Couldn’t stop thinking about Halloween III and Slither while I was watching this. Both are big favorites of mine, so Creeps found good company. Plus, what movie doesn’t get even better with the addition of a flamethrower? 🔥

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  • Die Hard 2

    Die Hard 2

    ★★★½

    It’s so cute listening to everyone talk about fax machines and air phones as the absolute height of technology. McClane makes a real fine point, though. “As far as I’m concerned, progress peaked with frozen pizza.”

  • Home Alone

    Home Alone

    ★★½

    Yeah, an actual first-time watch for me. Even as a child I thought that little Kevin seemed unbearably annoying, and while I don’t feel much differently now, I’ve softened up a bit. I think Culkin delivered exactly what was asked for, it’s just not my cup of tea. And too much of the plot requires a suspension of disbelief I simply cannot afford.

    Admittedly, the home invasion hijinks were amusing, as were the scenes with John Candy. The ending with…

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  • Smiley Face

    Smiley Face

    ★★★★★

    No other movie makes me laugh like this one does. Judge me if you must, but Anna Faris is comedic perfection in this cautionary tale of a casual stoner who gets the munchies and unknowingly doubles down with a batch of pot cupcakes. Every single scene is gold. I love her so much. Whenever I go a few years without watching this I get worried I won't find it as funny as before, but it never lets me down.

    "Jane, why do you have a photo of President Garfield on your mantel?"
    "Because I like lasagna, of course."

  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    ★★★★

    52 Years in 52 Weeks: 23/52

    WOW, that abrupt ending shook me. In that moment, I was truly just another spectator of "The Truman Show" waiting to see what would come next.

    This concept is so well done. I don’t think the fear of being watched is a particularly uncommon one, and this movie manages to address all the ways in which one might try to convince themselves this couldn’t be possible and smashes them to bits. The result is…