Head of Content, The Ringer
Host, The Big Picture
Co-Host, The Rewatchables
Phantom Thread 2017
On 35mm @ The Prince Charles Cinema with the fine British listeners of The Big Picture. Thank you to them for the spirited questions and Wayne Jenkins requests.
PTA’s funniest movie, only getting funnier.
The Heartbreak Kid 1972
On 35mm @ Los Feliz 3.
I haven’t seen it in more than 15 years. One of the most perfect expressions of discomfort and pointless striving ever communicated. Still hilarious, deep, and convincing; my hero Charles Grodin operating at a level of squirm and sweaty desperation and bullshittery that has hardly ever been matched. Fascinating stew of sensibilities swirling Bruce Jay Friedman and Neil Simon in a pot stirred by Elaine May, casting her daughter as the ultimate sacrificial lamb…
The Godfather 1972
I challenge Letterboxd to add a sixth star.
I gave this another shot after being totally unmoved by it out of Sundance. Three weeks ago my wife and I welcomed a beautiful baby girl into our life and so I am now legally and emotionally required to be moved to tears by coming of age stories in which a father truly sees and comes to understand his daughter. I don’t make the rules. Wonderful movie.