Andrew W.

Andrew W.

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Favorite films

  • Seven Samurai
  • Hero
  • Brazil
  • Snatch

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  • Blade II

    ★★★½

  • It! The Terror from Beyond Space

    ★★★

  • The Insect Woman

    ★★★★

  • Stalker

    ★★★★½

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  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★½

    Boy did I pick one hell of an intro to Andrei Tarkovsky. Skillfully melding ruminations about the philosophies of rational thought versus belief, conscious and subconscious desire, the psychology of man, of the sense of fulfillment or lack thereof in regards to the psychology of mankind and how that plays into the concept of desire, and how such concepts as these can be fundamentally flawed and still yet lead to personal epiphanies or despondencies dependent on one’s dispositional makeup, Stalker

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★½

    This never happened to the other fellow…


    Finality can be a tricky concept to plumb. On the one hand, it can provide a sense of relief and release, knowing that the future is assured and one’s legacy will remain intact and burnished; on the other hand, finality can create unease and uncertainty in those who aren’t confident in their own standing and destiny, which leads to errors committed under the guise of overcompensation. Into these paradoxical waters treads James Bond…

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  • Michael Jackson's Thriller

    Michael Jackson's Thriller

    ★★★★½

    1) I legitimately didn’t think anyone would’ve added this to Letterboxd, even though this is essentially long-form music video.

    2) It’s the culmination of spooky season tonight; gotta go out with a bang, and what better way than this?

    3) Minus a half star because of the omnipresent allegations swirling around Jackson’s name and legacy.

  • The Hunger

    The Hunger

    ★★★

    Remember growing up as kids and setting fireworks off on your front lawn for the Fourth of July? Of buying the gaudy 30 piece set of fireworks for twenty dollars and looking at the contents, eager to set them off and enjoy your budget light show? Without a doubt, there would’ve been a dud or two mixed in the pack, an unfortunate reality but a reality nonetheless. No amount of looking at the packaging and imagining how exciting the colors…

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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    The Passion of Joan of Arc

    ★★★★★

    Can someone please blink? Anyone, please just blink so I know you’re still alive!

    Carl Theodor Dreyer’s The Passion Of Joan of Arc is widely considered to be one of the best silent films ever made, a veritable monolith on the cinematic landscape both then and today, and after watching it several days ago and ruminating over it, I’d like to count myself as one of its newest admirers, such is its strength and staying power I cannot deny its…

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    ★★★★★

    Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai

    Insert wistful sigh here.

         Arguably one of international cinema’s most cherished and important classics of all time, its gravitas and influence only growing larger and stronger every year as more and more cinephiles and audiences fall under its power, The Seven Samurai was the film that undeniably changed me in a cinematic sense, transforming me from an ordinary teen who liked watching movies for pure escapism to someone who can be captivated by…