Favorite films

  • Vertigo
  • The 400 Blows
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Seven Samurai

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  • Fire in My Belly

    ★★★

  • Correspondence

    ★★★½

  • The Guitar Mongoloid

    ★★★

  • 8-Bit Christmas

    ★★★

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  • Margaret

    Margaret

    ★★★★

    This was my first viewing of the 185-minute version, and it seemed like a different film. Especially in the sound design and the pillow shots that featured the city. If this version had been released in 2005, it would have been much more obviously a portrait of post-9/11 NYC in the way the characters are placed in their physical environment. While it still focuses on a self-centered teenage girl, we see her as symbolic of the world she finds herself…

  • Fourteen

    Fourteen

    ★★★½

    FOURTEEN is a film that revels in the mundanity of life...until it reaches crescendos of emotional impact that hit you like a blow to the head. Give the film time to prepare you to appreciate those moments.

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  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain

    ★★★★★

    How many movies can you watch with a great fat silly grin on your face throughout?

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★★

    Every once in a while, actually quite rarely, a new film comes along that reminds me just how powerful the art of cinema can be. Yes, movies can be entertaining, or they can distract you from your worries for a couple of hours. Or films can be a window to a world you don't know or a mirror to one that you're all too familiar with. They can speak to universal truths and connect you emotionally to the lives of…