Juror #8

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Favorite films

  • The Social Network
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Parasite

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  • Erin Brockovich

    ★★★½

  • Chocolat

    ★★★

  • The Taste of Things

    ★★★★

  • The Color Purple

    ★★½

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  • May December

    May December

    ★★★★½

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

    This is just what grown-ups do.

    I already have an idea of what it must have felt like. Sneaking around with you.

    A film about confidence, self-assuredness, and emotional maturity that evokes more depth than its characters ever could. May December is about empathy, that strange word we have in our language that just means to know what someone else is feeling, or better yet, feel what they are feeling. It's this paradox of mimicry, a certain security that we…

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  • The Taste of Things

    The Taste of Things

    ★★★★

    Am I your chef or your wife?

    My chef.

    As savory as an autumn squash. The Taste of Things is a film about what makes our humanity so delicate and distinct, a light and flavorful meal that fills one with a truly immense feeling of satisfaction and joy. The only way to describe Tran Anh Hùng's superb cinematic delicacy is full, full of happiness and satisfaction, full of intuition and art and love, full of nourishment, and yes, full of…

  • El Conde

    El Conde

    ★★½

    An excellent example of fantastic direction and a poor, overly convoluted screenplay meeting in the middle. Larraín’s El Conde purports to be one of the best movies of the year, full of excellent satire and exciting, sensual charisma - until the plot kicks in, and kicks in hard, overwhelming me with an odd and badly explored storyline that unfortunately drives the movie into forgettable territory. Still, the film has a bouncy and wonderfully mocking instrumentation accompanied by phenomenal cinematography, and is worthy of celebration in those areas.

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

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

    All you’ll have to do is come up the stairs.

    What is a metaphor? My personal definition is that a metaphor is something simple and concrete that conveys something much more complicated and abstract. In film, metaphors are particularly strong, because they can be visually dynamic as well as narratively. Bong Joon-Ho is perhaps the human being with the deepest understanding of a metaphor. He knows how to make one ebb and flow, how to make you comfortable with a…

  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★½

    You can find a much better review than mine right HERE.

    Brilliant, sincere, thoughtful, brutal; auteur filmmaker and playwright Florian Zeller writes and directs what is without a doubt the smartest, softest, saddest, and best film of 2020. He does so with a tour-de-force performance by veteran Anthony Hopkins and a more subtle performance by Olivia Colman. All three people deserve Oscars for this film, but I'll settle for some Letterboxd recognition. The thing The Father does that makes it…