Mike

“Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.” - Pedro Almodóvar
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Favorite films

  • Lost Highway
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Wild Strawberries
  • Z

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  • Sanjuro

    ★★★★★

  • Miss Congeniality

    ★★★★★

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★

  • The Bad Sleep Well

    ★★★★½

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    Robert Eggers combines defiantly straightforward storytelling with brutally unrestrained filmmaking, and the results are captivating and immersive as they come. Alexander Skarsgård is incredible, but I think the absolute scene stealer, and the one that made a lasting impression both with her performance and the overall weight her role has in the story, is Nicole Kidman. I found her totally fascinating. The Northman is well-acted all around, and it is a crowning achievement for filmmaking. Talk about pitch perfect work in every technical aspect. Eggers is 3 for 3.

  • 8½

    ★★★★★

    Federico Fellini’s search for creativity in is both visually inventive and narratively ambitious. A dreamlike exploration of a man’s provocative ideas and childhood memories that’s just as funny as it is incredibly entertaining. One of the best things I’ve seen, and I don’t think I’ll ever watch another film that compares to it. Ah, I love movies. Movies are great.

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  • Sanjuro

    Sanjuro

    ★★★★★

    I keep thinking about the way Toshiro Mifune’s character is introduced and then immediately gets thrown into the mix. It’s just pure comedy gold. There are a lot of little quips in the script that makes it so perfect. The Komyo Temple fraud, the red & white camellias' shenanigan, the fucking ending! If you’ve seen it you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, go and fix that. This movie drips with brilliance. I can’t get enough of it.

  • Miss Congeniality

    Miss Congeniality

    ★★★★★

    I give zero fucks about critics when it comes to this movie. It just absolutely fucking rules. You go, Gracie Lou!

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★

    “Nothing comforts anxiety like a little nostalgia.”

    Perhaps it gets too meta and schlocky for its own good, but I’ll be damn if I don’t fall for its unabashed heart and alluring weirdness. Every. Single. Time. It’s so different and bold and inspired. It’s also all so freaking sexy. I love it.

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★

    I went expecting only a marvelous technical achievement but instead I got a riveting, moving and ultimately powerful war film with Mendes and Deakins at their respective bests.

    That wasn't one shot though, it was two, maybe three I'm not sure, but it's still very, very impressive.

    Newman's score felt out of place sometimes and it was a little bit "typical" if that makes sense but it was still very good and really powerful at times. Deakins work is of…