Favorite films

  • Mulholland Drive
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Amélie
  • Persona

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  • The Post

    ★★★★

  • The Thin Red Line

    ★★★★½

  • The Watch

    ★★

  • Evil Angels

    ★★★½

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  • The Thin Red Line

    The Thin Red Line

    ★★★★½

    “[…]You’ve been like my sons. You are my sons.

    Elias Koteas might be my favorite surrogate dad in any movie ever.

  • The Watch

    The Watch

    Bad comedies are the worst. I did get some good laughs from Richard Ayoade and Will Forte, though. And the passage of time has made the scene of Vince Vaughn purchasing the 3D TV pretty unintentionally funny.

    Fun story: The film was shot very close to where I live, and I almost got to appear as an extra. I did marching band in college and we were invited to appear in the football game scene near the beginning. I signed…

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  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★★★

    I have to say, while I'm sure it was necessary for its time, the psychiatrist exposition dump would be pretty high up on my list of bad scenes in great movies. The delivery from the actor feels all wrong and it brings the film to a screeching halt.

    Is that stopping me from giving this five stars though?
    Not a chance.

  • The Turin Horse

    The Turin Horse

    ★★★★½

    I hope that someday I can find a way to properly articulate my affection for that opening shot. I love everything that comes after it, but man, those first few minutes in particular are just breathtaking.