Favorite films

  • Sullivan's Travels
  • Written on the Wind
  • The Apartment
  • All About My Mother

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  • Old

    ★★★½

  • Come and See

    ★★★★½

  • Through the Olive Trees

    ★★★★

  • The Murderer Lives at Number 21

    ★★★★

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  • Old

    Old

    ★★★½

    This was terrific. I have to convince myself M. Night isn't even trying to write natural dialogue—I remarked after the movie that every line sounds like something you'd hear the first day in an adult improv class. But aside from that, which supplies ample entertainment value, my dude is doing a great job. The signature camera move here (long tracking shots that return to their origins to reveal something older) is a lot of fun and works to great effect;…

  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★½

    Sometimes you gotta close out your weekend with Come and See.

    Quickly slips into surreal territory while staying grounded in real horror. Its internal logic is driven by the irrational and the senseless. Hysteria and delirium. The effect is experiential.

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★

    There's definitely a missing angle. Others have said it better, but the film doesn't quite hit the economic and labor realties behind this subset of people. It's kinda present, off to the side of these great, human glimpses of an America I'm less familiar with. But it feels a little torn between the appealing possibilities of a life with no roots and a soft indictment of capitalism's wreckage. I don't think you can play Amazon apolitically. Still, it's pretty good!…

  • Field of Dreams

    Field of Dreams

    ★★★★

    As a kid, I completely missed how this is a personal ode to children of the 60s, particularly men who I guess couldn't connect to their fathers' generations and are now coming of age (Tree of Life weirdly might cover similar ground). It's great at mythologizing baseball as the great American generational connector.

    I still loved the movie as a kid, even though that crucial thematic element went over my head. It's so optimistic and sentimental in the right ways.…