𝓟𝓪𝓻𝓴𝓮𝓻

𝓟𝓪𝓻𝓴𝓮𝓻

Favorite films

  • Halloween II
  • Sleepaway Camp
  • The Village
  • The Mangler

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  • Something Wild

    ★★★★★

  • Ali

    ★★★★½

  • A Hero Never Dies

    ★★★★½

  • Scream 4

    ★★★★

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  • Ali

    Ali

    ★★★★½

    Mann the fucking god. Opening 40 minutes of this the most powerful and lucid filmmaking of his career.

    Always found Mann to be a primarily metaphysical filmmaker of a political one (although this probably betrays my personal biases and interests) and while this film does have some metaphysical concerns it's a political film through and through. Astonishingly textured exploration of how self-determination and the structures of power relate to each other - Muhammad Ali proving himself in the ring while…

  • Scream 4

    Scream 4

    This movie simply rocks....

    From the based Culkin role (god level acting family) to Wes' masterful use of that superwide frame to capture these big suburban houses to some GOATed Dewey moments, one of the best in the franchise.

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  • Zeros and Ones

    Zeros and Ones

    ★★★★★

    "This is part of the movie, by the way."

    There's a shot in this where a drone flies into an abstract digital sky that feels like the most meaningful film moment ofnthe century. An absolute masterpiece, the first truly post COVID work of art worth a damn and the best film of the year. Ethan Hawke talking about the movie at either end to just try and explain how great it is, which is part of the movie, by the…

  • Old

    Old

    ★★★★★

    "There's no place I want to be but with you. Do you believe me?"

    "I want to be here, right now."

    Astounding. I severely underrated this on first viewing, it's one of the smartest, saddest and most thrilling motion pictures ever made. Shyamalan using DePalma/Hitchcock level craft but for a melancholy, empathetic purpose rather than the more clinical, oblique aims of those masters. A movie about the ties that bind, the cruelty of time, and the horror of our bodies - truly heartbreaking, truly thrilling. Easily the film of 2021 for me, and definitely an all time favourite.