pribsflicks

18-25
Holy shit I love movies

Four favorites are more like recommendations. Just movies I'm thinking about.

Favorite films

  • Alien
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Chungking Express
  • Dersu Uzala

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  • Porco Rosso

    ★★★★½

  • Watcher

    ★★½

  • Dirty Dancing

    ★★★★

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

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  • Porco Rosso

    Porco Rosso

    ★★★★½

    Hayao Miyazaki draws from Hollywood pictures of the 1930s and 1940s while insinuating his own proclivities -- specifically, the nexus of nature and mechanics -- for this wondrous yet grounded tale. It's a kid's adventure with the threat of fascism and war lurking in the background, a world at a turning point in which men must choose to stand by their ideals or fall prey to dangerous yet alluring politics. And through all of it, the animation remains stunning, the…

  • Watcher

    Watcher

    ★★½

    Watcher is a thoroughly average paranoid thriller in which a young American couple relocated to Romania experiences a rift in their relationship when the wife begins to believe she is being stalked by a neighbor. This neighbor peers through her window at night and follows her around Bucharest, into movie theatres and supermarkets, and no one believes her until it's too late. It's a Believe Women movie whose proceedings are unbelievable. The plot feels rushed and unfinished in its attempt…

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  • Dirty Dancing

    Dirty Dancing

    ★★★★

    Good movie, thoroughly charming, wonderful chemistry between the leads, surprisingly mature, wears its liberal heart on its sleeve, etc, etc...

    BUT! What I'm most fascinated by is the final number. It's a joyous, if cheesy, sequence in which the power of dance compels everyone to forget their prejudices and come together one final time. And it's cute. But when Johnny puts on the record, and "Time of Your Life" plays, are we meant to believe that that is the actual…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★

    I've never heard guns sound quite like this.

    Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is not quite a conventional movie. It's an experience to behold. Nolan is not concerned with your enjoyment, or whether you can latch onto any one character. He isn't concerned with protagonists and antagonists and high drama. He simply wants to immerse you in this chaotic world, and he by and large succeeds.

    From the moment it began, I was invested in the world of Dunkirk. War movies run…