sam kyker

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Favorite films

  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • It's a Wonderful Life

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  • Kicking and Screaming

    ★★★

  • ★★★★

  • What If

    ★★★½

  • Armageddon Time

    ★★★★

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  • Kicking and Screaming

    Kicking and Screaming

    ★★★

    Really wanted to come in on a second viewing with a changed mind, especially since it’s more timely now. It’s within sight of having something to say on its subject, but it still feels a lot like a debut effort.

  • "Sr."

    ★★★★

    A film that’s just as much a eulogy as it is a tribute or archive, because it was co-written by the person it eulogizes. A genius take that’s brilliance is fitting given the man it’s portraying.

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  • The Great Escape

    The Great Escape

    ★★★★

    McQueen was great and all, but Rick Dalton is Rick fucking Dalton. Don’t you forget that. 

    Huge misstep by the casting team.

  • The Graduate

    The Graduate

    ★★★★½

    I now know where Wes Anderson gets his peppy soundtracks and zooms.