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Favorite films

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • My Name Is Loh Kiwan

    ★★★½

  • Spaceman

    ★★½

  • Past Lives

    ★★★★★

  • I See You

    ★★★

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  • Girl, Interrupted

    Girl, Interrupted

    ★★★★

    My favorite part was when she said, "Or maybe I was just a Girl, Interrupted..."


    << (but beyond the pure cringe factor of both the introduction of the film and the introduction of my review, let's get to the good stuff) >>


    A slightly above average screenplay, faint echoes of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, that is notably elevated by an incredible ensemble cast and the basic entertainment power of cinema. That's right, I'm a movies over books guy. So sue…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    A complete redefining of all that cinema can and should be. A new level of creativity in both humor and presentation. A third act that somehow makes you cry tears of sadness and hysterical laughter at the same exact moment. 


    I. Never. Wanted. This. To. End.


    Most of the time when I watch a film, I am thinking about what I will use for my final grade. With this instant classic, my only real struggle was deciding where I would…

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  • My Name Is Loh Kiwan

    My Name Is Loh Kiwan

    ★★★½

    This film is just absolutely heartbreaking. I have a hard time thinking of a film in which a greater amount of different bad things happen to a protagonist in an opening thirty minutes. Poor Loh Kiwan is absolutely put through the wringer while trying to survive a defection from North Korea to Belgium, by way of China. Not to get too into a soapbox diatribe here, but people that bully, subjugate or harass refugees and immigrants for being different or…

  • Spaceman

    Spaceman

    ★★½

    I'm in no way generally a Sandler hater, but I'm not sure I've heard a lazier attempt at pulling off a serious and believable accent in a drama than right here. It very gently pops in once every few sentences for a subtle inflection, but it mostly just sounds exactly like Adam Sandler is always known for sounding. It's tough (and probably unwise) to cast an American with one of the most distinctive voices in the entertainment business to play…

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  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★

    On one hand, it's pretty shocking to see that such a confidently presented and steady film is actually the feature debut for director Darius Marder. On the other hand, it's almost expected that this could be the case when a film feels so unique and fresh. This is a viewing experience so intimate that you might feel almost voyeuristic while watching. This is down to a few things mostly: the cinematography style, a decidedly naturalistic tone that almost feels like…

  • Past Lives

    Past Lives

    ★★★★★

    This is a generational romance: warm, bittersweet, authentic, emotionally nuanced, intimate and with a very "retractable" heart on its sleeve. Past Lives excels so much in cleanly and clearly presenting and executing the simple empirical truth of its baseline romance that it can be easy to overlook the careful detail with which this intelligent film was created. Celine Song's directorial debut? You mean she hasn't been doing this for years? It really is hard to find many films that feel…