michaelmohan

michaelmohan

A cheerleader for actors / a strategist of visuals.

Favorite films

  • Fatal Attraction
  • The Conversation
  • Together
  • The Graduate

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  • The Apple

  • Orphan

  • Fatale

  • Phantom of the Paradise

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  • The Apple

    The Apple

    Seeing this film at the Nuart in 2003 was, quite simply, one of the most joyous experiences I've ever had in a movie theater. I was blindsided, as was the rest of the crowd. I've since watched the film four times since theatrically (once at the Egyptian as part of a double feature with Can't Stop The Music). And watched my DVD at least 5 or 6 times.

    I hadn't seen it in years, but am going on a podcast…

  • Orphan

    Orphan

    This film has no business being as classy as it is. Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga have to be two of my favorite actors working today; their relationship feels so lived in. The script delivers everything you would want out of a premise like this, and goes to much darker places than you can imagine. And I appreciated how considered Jaume's direction was; he lets the actors do their thing, and makes restrained choices throughout. I think the marketing campaign…

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