Gary

coastal • curious • mostly water

I don't like the person I become when I'm tracking a UPS package.

Favorite films

  • The Favourite
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • The Handmaiden
  • The Father

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  • Cube

    ★★

  • Ex Machina

    ★★★★★

  • The Prestige

    ★★★★

  • Deadpool

    ★★★★

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  • Mass

    Mass

    ★★★★★

    Mass’ is simply one of the best films of the year. This is, among other things, a vividly eloquent movie about the futility of language, its inability to represent the full scope of our intentions and experiences, much less deliver our deepest pains. With grace typically reserved for the stage, all four leads easily deliver the performances of their careers.  

    Harrowing to watch, but impossible to shake. A film that trapped me into an emotional, excruciating, real-time endurance test.…

  • The Human Voice

    The Human Voice

    ★★★★

    Tilda Swinton’s monologuing MasterClass. The scenes are beautifully curated, almost like they have come from the kitsch stylings of a Wes Anderson film. The monodrama never quite gets substantial, but it is a fun watch.

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  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★★

    It isn't going to be about some rug pull deception. It's a gorgeously crafted, lacerating depiction of decline, marked by one of the finest performances ever given by arguably the best actor of our time.

    Sometimes he roars like a tyrant, but there are also moments when he's as plaintive and weak as a kitten, bewildered by a world and by people he no longer recognizes.

    Olivia Colman is consistently his equal. Her work is gutting.

  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★★★

    I've seen a salmon in a grizzly's mouth look less panicky than this girl.