Favorite films

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

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  • The Lost Okoroshi

    ★★★½

  • Bimbo's Initiation

    ★★★★

  • Snow-White

    ★★★½

  • Red Hot Mamma

    ★★★½

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  • Ghostwatch

    Ghostwatch

    ★★★★★

    One of the single most terrifying acts in the history of televised film, and frankly the medium at large. To use the phrase mockumentary to describe Ghostwatch is frankly too demeaning for the film. It is through its commitment to authenticity and subtle storytelling that its reality, like any good piece of film, is adopted by the viewer for its duration. I suppose ghost stories have always had a unique allure for myself, having grown up on shows detailing preternatural…

  • Someone Behind the Door

    Someone Behind the Door

    ★★★★

    Despite its deliberate pace, Someone Behind the Door proves gripping beyond its limitations. Doubling as a character piece and an almost Hitchcockian thriller, the film follows duplicitous neurosurgeon Anthony Perkins who suspects his wife (Jill Ireland) to be having an affair behind his back. His plan to resolve the matter? Kill the lover in a roundabout way. And the method of murder? Hoodwinking an amnesiac, played by Ireland's real husband Charles Bronson, into believing Ireland has been cheating on him,…

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  • 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…

  • 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.…