Favorite films

  • Harakiri
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Handmaiden
  • Amadeus

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  • James and the Giant Peach

    ★★★½

  • House of Hummingbird

    ★★★★

  • Peppermint Candy

    ★★★★

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  • James and the Giant Peach

    James and the Giant Peach

    ★★★½

    Me and my 4 year old decided to watch this movie after I’d finished reading the book to her. Even after reading the book I couldn’t have been adequately prepared for just how weird this movie was going to get. In a certain way it made me nostalgic for that era when kids movies would mix obvious animation into the real world in a way that almost felt surreal. I think this movie could’ve been greatly improved with a lot…

  • House of Hummingbird

    House of Hummingbird

    ★★★★

    House of Hummingbird is a movie about transitioning. To be lost in a state of uncertainty, wondering if this is it for you. If this will be what definite you. Of failing this test will sink all your chances of success. If this fight will forever fracture your friendship, and new friends will never come. If the small scar from this moderate medical procedure will punctuate what every person who looks at you sees, and if they’ll ever see passed…

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  • Around the World in Eighty Days

    Around the World in Eighty Days

    A brief list of movies that were not nominated for best film in 1956:
    The Searchers, Early Spring, The Killing, A Man Escaped, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Aparajito, Street of Shame, The Wrong Man, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
    A brief list of movies that were nominated in 1956, but didn't win:
    Friendly Persuasion, Giant, The King and I, The Ten Commandments.

    Academy, what the hell were you thinking?

  • Kiss of the Spider Woman

    Kiss of the Spider Woman

    ★★★★★

    How has this Academy Award winning gem gone so largely forgotten by the masses? The gorgeous cinematography, the writing, William Hurt's performance, Hector Babenco's direction, it's masterful.