Mika Perzyna

Mika Perzyna

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"Gosh, I love movies."
-Keanu Reeves, 2019

Favorite films

  • First Reformed
  • Beau Travail
  • Memories of Murder
  • Nebraska

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  • Cronos

    ★★★★

  • Nightmare Alley

    ★★★½

  • Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★

  • Eraserhead

    ★★★★★

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  • Where Is My Friend's House?

    Where Is My Friend's House?

    ★★★★★

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

    Abbas Kiarostami's Where Is The Friend's House? is a masterful tragedy of the mundane. Babek Ahmed Poor delivers one of the greatest child performances I've seen as Ahmed, a boy who accidentally took home his classmate's notebook and spends the day attempting to get it back to him. The stakes are perfectly established in the first scene. If the classmate doesn't have his homework done in his notebook by tomorrow's class, the teacher will expel him. What follows is a…

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

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

    This really is the perfect blockbuster. Disney might throw hundreds of millions of dollars at their films every year, but they still don't deliver half the thrills that this movie from almost half a century ago does. Jaws, much like a lot of early blockbusters, especially ones with the name Spielberg attached, feels equally like a piece of New Hollywood cinema as it does like a popcorn flick. The masterful manipulation of the audience's emotions feels effortless, with the first…

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  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★½

    The point of reference my brain keeps leaping to for this movie is Martin Scorsese's Cape Fear. Both are remakes of Classic Hollywood-era thrillers about human depravity. And while I'm admittedly yet to see the Cape Fear with Mitchum and Peck, I can't help but feel like Marty was infinitely more successful at achieving the same goal Guillermo del Toro was aiming for. I enjoyed this for what it is - a fun, mature thriller we sadly don't get a…

  • Let There Be Light

    Let There Be Light

    ★★★★½

    Really fascinating and powerful documentary about "shell-shocked" WW2 vets. Mandatory viewing for anyone who loved The Master, for which PTA borrowed a lot directly from this doc.

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  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★★½

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

    There haven't been many positives to this pandemic thus far, but it has been great to see drive-ins make an unexpected comeback. And, God damn, was it awesome to see Hitchcock's classic in a drive-in cinema in 2020. I remember reading Scorsese's op-ed about Marvel films and being really jealous because of how he described the experience of seeing Psycho in a cinema 1960. Last night, I finally got to have a similar experience and it felt really special.

    I…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    This was extremely worth the wait, especially to see in 35mm. Every single scene is one of the best of the decade so far and I loved seeing this hilarious, charming and sometimes terrifying interpretation of 70s LA come alive around the perfect chemistry between Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman. Meanwhile, each supporting actor that comes along works to make the film better in their own unique way. I can't even name a few highlights, because then I'd be listing…