Alex Lovendahl

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Favorite films

  • Mind Game
  • House
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Do the Right Thing

Recent activity

  • Crumb

  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World


  • JFK


  • Death on the Nile


Pinned reviews

  • House



    Welcome to Barbenheimer House - A Triple Feature

    A surprise retrospective, a lakeside screening of my favorite live-action film (behind only Masaaki Yuasa’s 2004 debut Mind Game), turned my Barbenheimer double feature into a triple. I do not know if the programmers intentionally sought out synthesis between Oppenheimer and Barbie when programming Obayashi’s 1977 cult horror classic House, but it remained an unmissable meeting point between the impossible girlhood of Barbie and the bloody indifference of Oppenheimer. 

    At this point,…

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman


    My fiancè tells a story about this guy she helped on the customer service line at work. This guy had his dues set to be paid at the end of the month, and he said, “oh, great! i have a surgery set two days prior.” she offered to set a delayed due date and he said, “no, no, i’m just hoping i die on the table. 73 is too long. after 66, it’s just burying people you love. so, yeah, we’ll see what happens!”

Recent reviews

  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World


    my wife requested this for her birthday

  • JFK



    operates on a logic of sensory and emotional battery, simply yelling at you until you are left defenseless to the DA's closing argument - but it's so much fun. every actor who walks on for any amount of time gives you a full course, and just about everyone you're hoping will come back gets some sort of second course. oldman quietly excellent in this, so much more restrained than you'd think.

    but the core is costner, and he's a damn strong core. the accent may be in and out, but the heart never fades. also love what john williams is doing here!

Popular reviews

  • Seven Years in Tibet

    Seven Years in Tibet

    "I am beginning to think this whole expedition was a mistake."

    Me too, Brad. Me too.

  • Exam


    things this movie does not fucking understand:
    -reverse psychology
    -smoke detectors
    -business infrastructure
    -what a CEO is
    -what a secretary is
    -what headhunting employees means
    -what counts as a movie
    -what counts as a mystery
    -what counts as watchable