Tom

movies are the best. my wife and i have a fun podcast about them at the above link!

Favorite films

  • Moonlight
  • The Big Lebowski
  • The Florida Project
  • The Princess Bride

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  • Jackass Forever

    ★★★★

  • The Iron Giant

    ★★★★

  • Falling for Christmas

    ★★½

  • All the President's Men

    ★★★★

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  • The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant

    ★★★★

    lovely little movie with legitimately poignant meditations on life, death, family, friendship, xenophobia, war, grief, and the Cold War.

    my one comment is that Hogarth may be the worst name ever for a child and they said it SO MUCH. sorry to any Hogarths out there. also, we love you Vin.

  • All the President's Men

    All the President's Men

    ★★★★

    i just want to be half as cool as Robert Redford! still not entirely sure of the ins and outs of what actually happened re: Watergate, but i sure as hell liked watching Redford and Hoffman uncover it! there were some breathtaking shots in this movie, multiple of which involved Hoffman jogging across the office.

    the screenplay did a good job of maintaining the suspense throughout, despite the entire movie consisting of almost nothing but talking. i also appreciated a…

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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    The Passion of Joan of Arc

    ★★★★½

    good Lord. the most epic sub-90 minute film i've ever seen. the score (2015 restoration) and the acting were obvious standouts. it's crazy to think something like this was put on film almost 100 years ago.

  • I Am Cuba

    I Am Cuba

    ★★★★

    energy, energy, energy - start to finish that's all you feel from this movie, largely in part due to the incredible cinematography. that funeral shot is mind boggling. the propaganda of it all is kind of clunky and oversimplified of course, but every cinematic technique in this movie is worth teaching or showing someone who likes movies.