Favorite films

  • The Conformist
  • The 400 Blows
  • The Third Man
  • The Marriage of Maria Braun

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  • Possessor

    ★★★

  • Euphoria

    ★★½

  • Loro

    ★★★★

  • Nomadland

    ★★★★★

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  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★★★

    Quick reaction: Agnès Varda was a genius and Corinne Marchand has an amazing screen presence.

    Not sure what else to say about this masterpiece that hasn't already been said other than more directors need to include kittens and tarot readings in their films as the combo is pure cinema.

  • The Night House

    The Night House

    ★★★★

    David Bruckner’s film is a very specific kind of psychological horror movie in which the people are attractive, the scenery is a pretty lakeside view and the haunted house is tasteful and elegant. In fact, the production design by Kathrin Eder is fantastic in general. Mr. Bruckner and screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski work hard to set up the premise in order to then subvert the audience’s expectations and they mostly succeed.

    The superlative Rebecca Hall stars as Beth,…

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  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★

    As someone who would be fine with never watching another superhero or "comic book" movie I was charmed by James Gunn's delightfully disgusting esthetic. The film is not perfect, per usual the one liners often don't land and the political commentary is mostly window dressing, but this movie is a weird, wild balls to the wall blast and its flaws just didn't bother me all that much. The film has a wonderfully ridiculous intensity driven by the fact anyone could…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★★

    This is the first movie I've seen in an actual theater since early 2020 and was ecstatic that cinema this pure was there to welcome me back. This was just the perfect way to return to a full theater experience.

    The combination of David Lowery's masterful direction and editing with Andrew Droz Palermo's superlative cinematography result in a film dedicated to the art of showing rather than telling. Mr. Lowery has infused this work with the cinematic DNA of everything…