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Favorite films

  • At Eternity's Gate
  • Winter Light
  • The Shining
  • Bride of Frankenstein

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  • Targets

    ★★★★★

  • Mean Streets

    ★★★★½

  • High and Low

    ★★★★★

  • Body Double

    ★★★★½

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  • At Eternity's Gate

    At Eternity's Gate

    ★★★★★

    I believe I have a menacing spirit around me. An invisible being. I- I feel it; I don’t see it. He speaks to me, and threatens me, and all he wants to do is plunge a knife into my heart.

    I saw him and I tried to cut him out of myself.

    In January 2020, when I was 15 years old, I cut myself. My mom had bought these skinny little razors for shaving her legs. I’d get in the…

  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

    Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

    ★★★★★

    It's interesting. I used to have this professor at Oxford, okay? Dr. Wickham, his name was, 
    and he was like this massive, fat guy. You know, huge, big guy. We used to call him... You know... Well, I won't tell you  what we used to call him. He taught biomolecular kinetics and cellular dynamics, and he used to sort of scare the underclassmen with this story about how the world would eventually be eviscerated by technology. You see, it was…

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  • Targets

    Targets

    ★★★★★

    What an ugly town this has become.

    Probably the most measured, apt, and evocative cinematic rumination on the medium’s relationship to violence I’ve ever seen, due in no small part to its unwillingness to either completely divorce or equate the two. Karloff getting this kind of role at the very end of his career is so special to me. Just devours that rendition of Appointment in Samara. There’s been no one quite like him since, and doubtless there’ll be no one quite like him to come. Really wish Byron Orlock was the name of a real actor.

  • Mean Streets

    Mean Streets

    ★★★★½

    We just stiffed a couple a kids.

    What’d ya stiff em for?

    Twenty dollars.

    Twenty dollars? Let’s go to a movie!

    Genuinely revelatory rewatch, really sings in a theater. Love how much of it is out of focus

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  • May December

    May December

    ★★★★½

    Felt absolutely awful watching this because so much of it is so profoundly upsetting and disturbing and has so much gravity to it but the movie is also just so fucking funny. A miracle it pulls off its tone.

  • The Holdovers

    The Holdovers

    ★★★★½

    Deftly walks between formulaic heart-warmer and a deeply sad meditation on abandonment and lives passed by. Could see myself watching this every year.