Favorite films

  • Before Sunset
  • Hunger
  • A Swedish Love Story
  • Two for the Road

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  • Le Grand Amour

  • The Poseidon Adventure

  • Pickpocket

    ★★★

  • After the Fox

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  • Le Grand Amour

    Le Grand Amour

    Wonderful. Wasn't aware of Pierre Étaix at all until reading about him on Letterboxd and so glad I checked this out on Criterion Channel. Smart visual comedy, romantic and melancholy. An instant new favorite.

  • PlayTime

    PlayTime

    ★★★½

    A singular and astonishing visual achievement, but just not as funny to me as Mr. Hulot's Holiday and Mon Oncle. So I find it a tough hang at times, but its place in the cinematic pantheon is undisputed. There's no Wes Anderson, Roy Andersson, Charlie Kaufman, Aki Kaurismaki, Ruben Ostlund and countless others without this.

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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    It's a shame that almost everyone is gonna watch this on Netflix because about an hour into my 2pm showtime today, an old man walked in, stood at the front and watched a solid 90 seconds of Cumberbatch castrating a cow before turning to all of us and loudly asking, "This not the Gucci movie?" And I think Jane Campion wouldn't have it any other way.

  • The Lives of Others

    The Lives of Others

    ★★

    True story:

    When this film first came out, I was in a long distance relationship and we decided to see showings of it at the same time in our separate cities as a "movie date" and call each other after to talk. I hated the film so much, I walked out after 40 minutes and patiently waited another two before calling. When I did, my girlfriend answered the phone sobbing, having been completely emotionally shattered by it. In fact, she…