Favorite films

  • Touch of Evil
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • American Splendor
  • Black Orpheus

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  • Crimes of the Future

    ★½

  • Climates

    ★★½

  • The Black Phone

    ★½

  • Sinister

    ★★

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  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★½

    If people are no longer able to feel pain, what thrill or excitement would there even be in cutting into their own flesh? Doesn't add up for a second that would or could be a replacement for sex. For a movie this preposterous and dumb, you need a director as brainy as Cronenberg.

  • Climates

    Climates

    ★★½

    Back in the days before social media had truly taken off, to let the world know you have a much younger, more attractive wife you had to make a full-length film.

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  • Thief

    Thief

    ★★★★½

    Both astonishingly good and painstakingly authentic. Watching Thief-Michael Mann's greatest film-you can feel yourself gradually becoming jaded toward the rest of the crime thriller genre. This is the heist picture elevated to moody, haunting art.

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence

    ★★

    Honestly heartbreaking that a dude as handsome and effortlessly cool as John Cassavetes was such a hack director (proof of a cold meaningless universe with no plan or design, if you ask me). I loathed Faces and after watching A Woman Under the Influence I had to have my wife promise to stop me from watching anything else he did. This is a dull, dopey drag of a picture with a deeply cringe (and inexplicably praised!) turn from Gena Rowlands…