Favorite films

  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Vertigo
  • Ran
  • Jacob's Ladder

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  • Tenebre

    ★★★★★

  • All the Colors of the Dark

    ★★★★

  • The Keep

    ★★★½

  • Atman

    ★★★½

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  • The Keep

    The Keep

    ★★★½

    It is both a crime and a miracle that the shades of a brilliant film managed to shine through in the debauched theatrical cut of 1983's The Keep. A crime for a director's peerless vision to be upended, and a miracle that the vision remains at all. And yet it does.

    This cult fantasy horror became the red-headed stepchild of modern auteur Michael Mann's filmography, a film yet to see one of his world-famous director's cuts (and likely never will…

  • Space Police

    Space Police

    ★★★½

    Before legendary sci-fi producer Gerry Anderson broke his own personal record for "most expensive television program" with the '94 cult favorite Space Precinct, Anderson and then-production partner Christopher Burr laid the ground work in an hour-long pilot film, and a rather fun one at that.

    Space Police is a rowdy little time capsule of Anderson's mid-80s days. Just as production and broadcasting of another Anderson cult classic, the electric and borderline satirical Terrahawks, had been winding down, and some time…

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  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    ★★★★★

    Instead of a fuller review, I just wanted to take a moment to speak on one key element of Manhunter that I adore: the atmosphere. From its lush analog synths to Dante Spinotti's blend of intense color & tenebrous lighting, what Michael Mann has made here is a beast of a film unlike any other. I don't think I've ever been as haunted by a film as I have with Manhunter. It gets under your skin, embracing you all the while.…

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    WHAT. A. FILM./10

    My first actual theater experience of 2019 (always go to theaters late in the year, idk), and what an experience it was. Dafoe and Pattinson are impeccable in Robert Eggers's sophomore feature, The Lighthouse. The grim pastoral Dreyeresque qualities of The VVitch are melded into a maritime setting and an expressionist grandeur that recalls everything from Murnau to Laughton's Night of the Hunter. The descent into madness is so mesermizing I couldn't leave my seat. Every frame…