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Favorite films

  • Tampopo
  • I Am Cuba
  • Only Yesterday
  • Moolaadé

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  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed


  • Inland Empire


  • White Christmas


  • Zootopia


Recent reviews

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    The Adventures of Prince Achmed


    Handmade animation always seems to stand the test of time relatively well. The Adventures of Prince Achmed is nearly 100 years old now, and is the oldest surviving feature length animated film, and it still looks good. It pulls together and combines several stories from the collection of poems One Thousand and One Nights, aka Arabian Nights. It is filmed with paper cutouts over monochromatic backgrounds, and tells the story of Prince Achmed and his quest to rescue his bride to be.

    7/10. Easily worth a watch as both a historic film and a beautifully composed story.

  • Inland Empire

    Inland Empire


    Inscrutability does not equal depth. Inland Empire is self-indulgence from Lynch stretched over what was an exhausting three hours for me. Despite being one of Lynch’s later works, it both looks and feels amateurish. Obviously, at least as far as how it looks, Lynch does that on purpose. But that doesn’t make it good.

    Apparently this movie started out as an experiment where Lynch and Dern were filming scenes without knowing what it would turn into. I have no trouble…

Popular reviews

  • A Moment of Innocence

    A Moment of Innocence


    "Don’t you want to save humanity?"

    When actor-director Mohsen Makhmalbaf was 17 years old, he was a radical and stabbed a policeman at a protest rally and was arrested. Twenty years later, he decided to track down that policeman and make a movie about the stabbing starring the policeman in order to make amends. That’s what really happened. What we see in the beginning moments of A Moment of Innocence is slightly different. In the film, the policeman wants to…

  • The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man


    I went into this movie expecting a surreal Lynchian psychological horror. What I got instead was a shockingly heartwarming film based on the true of Joseph Merrick (called John in the film, portrayed by John Hurt). John Merrick was marketed as "the Elephant Man" when exhibited at a London freak show until he is rescued and housed in a nearby hospital by a kind doctor portrayed by Anthony Hopkins.

    The Elephant Man, for me, is David Lynch showing that he…