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Eyes full of stars, arms full of thunderstorms.

Favorite films

  • Blade Runner
  • Sunshine
  • Dune
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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  • Far From the Tree

    ★★★★★

  • Encanto

    ★★★★★

  • Encanto

    ★★★★★

  • Shark Exorcist

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    Having waited two years to get back to the theatre experience, my wife surprised me with a private screening of Dune with friends and family for my birthday. In no way did this disappoint.

    Beyond just a welcome and safe return to one of my favourite pastimes, Villeneuve’s Dune is amplified by that “big screen, big sound” setting. Not just for the visual scale, but also the sound. The soundtrack is really present where it needs to be, with pounding…

  • Possession

    Possession

    ★★★★★

    An example of why horror movies are worth considering beyond “cheap thrills” and titillation. An average drama about a divorce can describe the act and the events before and after, but a horror film about a divorce is about it feels to go through a divorce. There’s layers of meaning here, but I believe most of it is in service of conveying that feeling; being overwhelmed by different emotions, lashing out at a third party, trying to rationalise the other’s…

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  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★★★

    Encanto is to fabric dynamics as Moana was to water effects. Also, the lighting is such a visual treat, especially in HDR if you can get it. The Dos Oruguitas scene gets me every time.

  • Shark Exorcist

    Shark Exorcist

    As bad as you (might) have heard, and maybe worse. Even the one or two memorable lines elicited only an eye roll or groan. And the audacity to have a 10-minute dialogue-free mid-credit sequence “prologue”? was just over-the-top. Total garbage. 

    Horror × 52 (2022)
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