Benjamin Crossley-Marra

Benjamin Crossley-Marra

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Lives in Brooklyn. Likes old restaurants and dive bars. Works at Janus Films.

Favorite films

  • To Catch a Thief
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Knight of Cups

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  • River's Edge

  • The Hand of God

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

  • Benedetta

    ★★★★

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    Loved the film. It changed my life!

    I have this insatiable urge to date a miner. I can't explain what it is, I've never felt so attracted to miners before. So I'm cashing out of NYC and moving to Minas Gerais. I'll definitely have better luck around the Iron Quadrangle than Lincoln Park Tavern.

    See it in 70mm if you can!

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    Here's what worked for me:

    -Kristen Stewart's performance: it is GOOD.
    -The direction: very nuanced and thoughtful. He's clearly talented.
    -The cinematography: hazy but not blown out, interesting use of color - I LIKE it!

    Here's what didn't:

    -The script: the suffocating fairy-tale veneer has a lot of problems. It leaves one believing Diana Spencer was a consistently suicidal prisoner trapped in a labyrinthine castle. Its rigid adherence to fable-logic drains all the surrounding characters of any dimension and presents Diana as mentally unstable to the point of sheer hysteria. It's reductive.