Shane Palamara

Shane Palamara

Favorite films

  • Barry Lyndon
  • There Will Be Blood
  • 3 Women
  • Belle de Jour

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  • The Iron Claw

    ★★★★

  • Showgirls

    ★★★★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

  • Her

    ★★★★½

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  • The Iron Claw

    The Iron Claw

    ★★★★

    The Iron Claw has a good balance of light-hearted moments and very serious ones. This is a film about the dangers of authoritarian parenting, which can cause children to mentally suffer while their parents never face any consequences for their actions. I’ve never hated a movie dad this much before and the scary thing is — it’s a true story. He’s this hulking monster who only sees his kids as shiny belts rather than people. The mother is just as bad…

  • Showgirls

    Showgirls

    ★★★★★

    One of the worst films if all time…”

    I found to be amazing instead. I loved everything: great cinematography, funny script, cool costumes, complex choreography, etc. Everything is so over-the-top that you get swept up in the exhilaration of it all. It can be funny, it can be serious, and other times it can feel like a nightmare. The film seems to be Paul Verhoeven’s perception of what America is like in a nutshell, when excessive amounts of money and…

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    I’m embarrassed it took me this long to finally watch Everything, but I think I was a little annoyed at how many people were talking about it and how many awards it got (which I know is a ridiculous reason to avoid watching a film). I went in expecting it to be overrated, but…no. This is an absolute masterpiece, and “everything” about it is perfect. The visuals. The heart. The comedy. The action. The performances. I could go on and on. Michelle Yeoh definitely deserved her Oscar,

    But I’m not too sure if Jamie Lee Curtis deserved hers…

  • Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    ★★★★★

    In my Saltburn review, I said that every scene felt like filler, building towards a disappointing ending. I feel the opposite way about Oppenheimer. Christopher Nolan is such a master at creating intensity in each scene that those 3 hours flew right by. Every moment was important in building up the “ecstasy” of the H-bomb and its consequences in the aftermath, during which Oppenheimer’s trial feels like the worst hangover ever. Cillian Murphy completely carries the weight of the film on…

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