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my movie diary 😊

Favorite films

  • His Motorbike, Her Island
  • Hard Boiled
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • The Evil Dead

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  • Inside Man

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  • The Visit

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  • Paycheck

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  • A Scanner Darkly

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  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

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    This movie is just as influential on my thoughts about filmmaking as Evil Dead. And how influential it is on how I am as a human being? Well... all I'll say is: if I can live up to the ideals of this movie then I can die happy.

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

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    I've seen this movie at many wildly varying periods in my life. This viewing made me so happy it brought me to tears.

    A masterpiece.

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  • The Visit

    The Visit

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    Once I thought this was a bad movie.

    Later I thought it was so bad it was good.

    Today, I think this is a genuinely great, well made, and thoughtful movie. I've seen it upwards of four times and had a blast every time. It's funny in just the right way and strikes a great balance with the horror.

    And it may not be the "scariest" horror movie, but that stopped being the main thing I want out of a…

  • Paycheck

    Paycheck

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    I think Paycheck is representative of everything I wish were different about John Woo's work in American film. I suppose I can't fault anyone for trying to mine an American Hard Boiled out of Woo, but I always wonder how different this era of his career would've been if someone had slid a solid non-action script his way. Even now in interviews Woo will express interest in directing a musical or a western. And while a western seems like an…

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  • Fighting in the Age of Loneliness

    Fighting in the Age of Loneliness

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    "If you've somehow made it to the end of this and you're not an MMA fan, I hope you take one thing away from all this. This will happen to everything you love. Nothing you like will remain untouched, and it will get further and further monetized into meaninglessness. This isn't just our problem in our idiotic blood sport. You're fucked too."
    - Felix Biederman

    Whether or not you're a fan of MMA I strongly believe you should watch this…

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

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    Eli, you boy.

    The story, acting, directing, and score are all absolutely phenomenal. Needless to say, Daniel Day-Lewis is so damn compelling and I could watch him act for hours. The entire last scene forced me to add half a star, and it speaks volumes that Paul Dano could hold his own acting with Day-Lewis.