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Favorite films

  • Cameraperson
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Phase IV
  • Lady Terminator

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  • Daughters of Darkness

    ★★★½

  • Elmer Gantry

    ★★★★★

  • The Thief Collector

    ★★★

  • The Zone of Interest

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  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    ★★★★★

    But having rated it five stars, I'm not sure if I ever want to do this to myself again. It was my first time in the theater, and I forgot that on my previous viewing at home I paused a couple times (toilet break, water). In the theater, there is no escape, and I seriously contemplated fleeing a couple times, just because I found the film so effectively anxiety-inducing.

    ERASERHEAD is a miracle of sound design, of no-budget imagination, of…

  • The Long Day Closes

    The Long Day Closes

    ★★★★½

    Perhaps you're like me, and haven't seen much Davies, but you've seen enough Loach and Leigh to feel like you've got the measure of things when it comes to British kitchen-sink miserablism, and autobiographical coming of age stories have no special appeal for you, and you saw THE HOUSE OF MIRTH sixteen years ago and it quickly faded into a miasma of costume dramas, bubbling between THE END OF THE AFFAIR and AN IDEAL HUSBAND and a passel of Austen…

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  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★½

    Haven't heard anyone that adamantly opposed to going south since DJ Khalid

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    The overwhelming artistry got the better of me this time, even if my "you're calling this a movie but it's not shaped like a movie" biases remain. I mean, ending your 200 gazillion dollar fx movie with a knife fight is like when S.W.A.T. ended with two guys hitting each other with tools on a darkened railway track.

    Anyway, I think last time I was annoyed that Villeneuve had signed his life away to franchises and that someone with such…

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  • Fast X

    Fast X

    ★★★½

    Jason Momoa: Making Stupid Movies Fun Again

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    ★★

    This 14-liter serving of content paste is more professionally assembled than the last one, and has slightly better percussion-driven music cues and colour design than the average content paste. Mmmmm, content paste! Eat your whole serving so you can fully appreciate the next serving of content paste!