Julian (The Film Seeker)

Julian (The Film Seeker)

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No longer the Cynic.

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Favorite films

  • Moonlight
  • Chungking Express
  • Life of Pi
  • Parasite

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  • Steven Universe: The Movie

    ★★★

  • I Am Not a Hipster

    ★★★

  • Day for Night

    ★★★★½

  • American Movie

    ★★★★

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    For decades now, the question of whether or not a Dune adaptation could be successful has plagued the philosophical minds intersecting the realms of cinema and literature. Who could adapt such a lofty novel into a single condensed film and do Frank Herbert justice? With the surreal minds like Alejandro Jodorowsky and David Lynch taking on this challenge, only to have their efforts collapse under the weight of their own ambition, the tale of fictitious messiah Paul Atreides has finally…

  • Happy Together

    Happy Together

    ★★★★★

    During a decade that found him relaying tales of rebellious and wistful would-be lovers, Wong Kar-wai's final '90s film takes a hard turn to depict a level of crippling loneliness only hinted at in his previous efforts. It's (intentionally) ironic that such a vivid display of draining solitude would go by the name of Happy Together, but then again, Wong has never been one to pass up a poetic title to match his poetic mood. In this instance, the poetry…

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  • American Movie

    American Movie

    ★★★★

    Try as you might, it would be challenging—downright impossible, even—to unearth a less creative format for film titling than the tried-and-true "American [noun]." One might argue, then, that the least creative application of the least creative format would be to straight-up call your "American" movie... well, “American Movie.” And yet, that broad reach promised by Chris Smith's beloved 1999 documentary comes off less like a flailing grasp at broadly-appealing marketing and more like a statement on the quintessence of its…

  • Blue Bayou

    Blue Bayou

    Lodging itself somewhere between Minari's intimate examination of the Korean-American experience and CODA's shameless plea for mostly-earned affection, Justin Chon's low-key Blue Bayou certainly aspires to be closer to one of those poles, but ends up finding itself nearer the opposing end. Of course, Chon's character being Korean-American feels mostly like an ancillary detail; this character could've originated from Mexico, Thailand or Senegal, for all it really matters. But that's really the point of Blue Bayou; to show that the…