Favorite films

  • A Christmas Tale
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Paris, Texas
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • Panic in the Streets

    ★★★½

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★

  • Enola Holmes 2

    ★★★

  • The Fabelmans

    ★★★★

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  • Black Orpheus

    Black Orpheus

    ★★★½

    A Hadestown-inspired rewatch

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin

    ★★★★

    Could maybe go another half star once I let it marinate. Amazing lead performances.

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  • Margaret

    Margaret

    ★★★★½

    Technically a rewatch, but this is my first time viewing the extended cut which neatly addresses all the minor issues I had with the theatrical cut. People are often keen to mention Martin Scorsese's role as Lonergan's mentor--and certainly the way Margaret uses the city of New York recalls Scorsese--but I think a more useful touchstone here is Cassavetes. There are moments when it feels like the film's on the verge of becoming A Girl Under the Influence, and Paquin's…

  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    If this were mere style-without-substance, as many of it's detractors have claimed, Refn's eye for exquisite imagery might be enough to carry the thing, but it's not. There is substance, and Refn keys you into it early on when he cuts from an arm being severed to a woman having an orgasm. Also, Ryan Gosling is doing the same brooding sociopath thing he did in Drive, but this time around there isn't a Carey Mulligan to bring that into relief.…