Brian Haley

inveterate marlboro smoker

Favorite films

  • The Swimmer
  • Point Blank
  • Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
  • Bambi Meets Godzilla

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  • Anima

    ★★★★

  • The Card Counter

    ★★★★½

  • Dark Waters

    ★★★★

  • The Last Duel

    ★★★★½

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  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★★★½

    It’s not just that Schrader is one of the handful of directors who isn’t afraid of serious moral inventory, but he’s also one of the few capable of pulling it off without embarrassment.

  • Dark Waters

    Dark Waters

    ★★★★

    Gives one pause to think that this could have been a hell of a lot more “successful” if it hadn’t been crafted with such care.

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    Walking on sunshine. The godlike emergence of Tom Waits through the smoke is my shot of the year.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    I can’t stop thinking of the 12 year-old kid next to me at this screening. He put down his popcorn two minutes in and didn’t pick it up again. Got the distinct feeling he was having a life-changing experience. That’s what it’s all about.