Stertz

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I like movies about hiking, etc. 

Favorite films

  • Behind the Candelabra
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Rififi
  • First Cow

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  • Days of Being Wild

    ★★★★

  • The Green Knight

    ★★★½

  • The White Lotus

    ★★★★½

  • First Cow

    ★★★★½

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  • Days of Being Wild

    Days of Being Wild

    ★★★★

    Very moody but not for love. 

    The whole remembering the minute thing is CLEARLY the inspiration for Al Pacino’s speech in Any Given Sunday. Also, the bird thing is the influence for the whole “if you’re a bird, I’m a bird too” thing in the Notebook. Also, this was in a way the beta version of In the Mood for Love.

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★½

    “Dev Patel has some huge balls for this one— in particular that scene with the green belt and Alicia Vikander.”


    -Cum

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  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★

    Paul Raci gives an incredible performance. 


    Truly what I’m looking for in a movie. A tribute to the recoup, rebuild, retire, and relearn. People in band are sheltered which means they aren’t so susceptible to the outside, which leads them to growth others can’t comprehend. It’s a mix of East and West Philo that resonates.


    Hearing the world through what is going on in his head is a huge part of the film, and not what most want to generally hear in a film as it can be off-putting — and that’s to shame!

  • First Cow

    First Cow

    ★★★★½

    What an incredible way to end an incredible movie! She’s able to keep interest and tension in such a way that it really just wows me. She’s very much one of my favorite directors and this may have been one of her best! The attention to detail and ability to make that palatable is truly incredible. 

    The only negative thing I can come up with is that the natural lighting— a fixture in most of her films and clearly very intentional— makes it nearly impossible to watch some scenes unless you are in a completely blacked out room. 

    Must see!