Favorite films

  • Into the Wild
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • In Bruges
  • The Tree of Life

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  • Belfast

    ★★

  • Inherit the Wind

    ★★★½

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    ★★★★

  • The Godfather: Part II

    ★★★★★

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  • Belfast

    Belfast

    ★★

    This has some nice black and white photography and shot compositions, but the writing is terrible. A lot of the dialogue sounded unnatural and many story elements were too obviously going for emotional beats that totally fell flat. Unfortunately, the main child actor delivered a poor performance as well.

  • Inherit the Wind

    Inherit the Wind

    ★★★½

    Although the extra drama and big speeches that stir the audience are not realistic to an actual courtroom case this movie does still expose how large groups of people can be convinced that something is "Christian" or "biblical" because a leader they trust told them so instead of thinking through their own thoughts and values. Leaders who can take advantage of this can do a lot of harm to a society and no one should be scared of people being…

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    That was a journey, an engaging one for me. I could totally understand why anyone might not go for this one. I, myself, felt off-put by it in certain scenes, but was reeled back in by some scenes that really did do something for me. Ultimately, as a whole experience, I am highly favorable on it. Elements that really connected with me are parts about the soul-crushing nature of living in a society that encourages small-talk and politeness and how…

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★

    I'm not into cars. Not even a little bit. So this movie had to do a lot for me to like it even as much as I did. It's set up in several different ways that at any given point something could go wrong with a car and someone could die so that ratcheted up the tension since I didn't know the real-life story going in. The one major theme of pushing the limits of what man can achieve was…