Andrew Bank

Andrew Bank

Favorite films

  • The Big Lebowski
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  • The Assistant

    ★★★★★

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

  • Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★★½

  • All of Us Strangers

    ★★★½

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  • The Assistant

    The Assistant

    ★★★★★

    An essential #MeToo masterpiece and one of the 21st century’s most uniquely enraging cinematic experiences.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

    My lifetime's most satisfying mainstream popular culture experience.

    Went 304 days without watching this and felt like I was letting my country down.

    Cried three times in the final ten minutes.

    Cruise is especially incredible during the Kilmer reunion. Arguably his finest dramatic work since MAGNOLIA.

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  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★★★★

    First time watching this on an airplane, on mute, and at the same time as another movie. Because I've seen this more than virtually any movie ever, it counts. A proper MAVERICK screening (my fifth) awaits.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

    Had Brady not beat Cruise to the punch, "TOM VS TIME" would've been a perfect title for my favorite movie since July 2019's ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD.

    Time is literally (and shrewdly) presented as this film's primary antagonist. The Greatest Movie Star Ever knows he and his titular character are one, one-of-a-kind, and the only one truly prepared to defy/delay our collective/faceless/nationless enemy's inevitable triumph.

    On every level, this introspective blockbuster (what a rare and delightful juxtaposition of words!)…

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