Mike Peth

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My "favorite films" are the last four I've given 5 stars to.

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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    Having just rewatched Casino I was able to notice more of the similarities but mainly the differences between that and this. Both have music throughout, but a much more quiet 2nd half. And both deal with teamsters funding Vegas, but basically that's where similarities end (except for the cast of course). DeNiro isso great here in a really understated part. He's able to convey every emotion through some barely visible glances and posture. The polar opposite, Pacino is all bluster…

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  • The Hit

    The Hit

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Hard to pin down this movie, it's got a cool hitman, a dunce hitman, a guy who basically already died living a sort of free existence and a (primarily) mute woman who's hiding something. I was surprised at how funny it is. There's no way this isn't one of In Bruges director Martin McDonagh's favorite movies. Great performances by all here. Though in these types of crime movies it'd be nice if the only woman character had more than a…

  • Welcome to Me

    Welcome to Me

    ★★★½

    Kristen Wiig is fantastic as always. I just love her style of saying insane things quietly and fully deadpan. And this movies got plenty of that. A surprisingly realistic presentation of someone with borderline personality (or at least I'm told). It's interesting to me that if this movie was made just 2 or 3 years later she'd be a viral IG or TikTok star and would be pulling in millions rather than spending millions to create her own TV show.…

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  • Another Round

    Another Round

    ★★★★★

    As Homer Simpson said “To Alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems!”  There’s no truer embodiment of that than this movie.   Really grounded throughout. I really liked how it wasn’t just a morality tale. Not every transgression is met with justice. And I really liked how it avoided a lot of Hollywood style melodrama. The ending is so joyous and is a perfect send off.

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★½

    A brutal (many times unnecessarily) Kafka-esque nightmare with lots of biblical allegories. I can't say I really "enjoyed" watching it but definitely leaves you with some things to think about.