Alex Hengen

Alex Hengen

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Alex, 35 but I feel 35

steadily increasing the sum of human filmgoing

i love films... please open my brain up and pour them in

Favorite films

  • The Third Man
  • Blade Runner
  • Children of Men
  • Tampopo

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  • From Beyond

    ★★★½

  • Cape Fear

    ★★★★

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★½

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    ★★★★

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  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    ★★★★★

    First time I've rewatched this since before I thought films mattered (a very long time) and watching this is honestly what I would imagine witnessing a miracle is like.

    It's a stunning and humbling watch. One that takes room (so many minutes) and defies runtime by way of sublime pacing and rhythm. I'm sitting here after years of jaded filmgoing and was just shown something magical.

    Just, such a fun time, immensely likable and awe-inspiring, and I'll enjoy rewatching it…

  • The Fly

    The Fly

    ★★★★½

    Horriflying

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  • Tampopo

    Tampopo

    ★★★★

    Blind Criterion purchase. This was in my top 4 before I even finished it.

  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    ★★★½

    This movie's all over the fucking place but then so isn't John's entire life? Life's a mishmash of all of these different things, throw in alcoholism and a werewolf and that's a hell of a bender.

    Creative. Entertaining for sure. I've never seen anything by Jim Cummings before, so this was an intriguing intro to his work for me, I look forward to watching more.