Tyler Cooney

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“Some days he’s normal, some days not. Just like the rest of us.”

Favorite films

  • GoodFellas
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Short Term 12
  • The Dark Knight

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  • The Color Purple

    ★★

  • Raise the Red Lantern

    ★★★★½

  • Io Capitano

    ★★★½

  • The Taste of Things

    ★★★★

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  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    ★★★★

    Ah, a new Scorsese. Regardless of the critical analysis of any of his films, the legendary filmmaker's releases always bring a calming comfort that you're just going to enjoy a trip to the movies. And that I did.

    The film itself is a force, one of the saddest and most infuriating stories of American history based on the book by one of our best investigative authors David Grann. This in itself makes the film good, powerful, enjoyable, tear-inducing. The film…

  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    ★★★★★

    Paulie knew...

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  • The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    ★★

    I’ve never read the book, seen the musical, or watched the Spielberg film, so this was my first entry into this story. As presented, a bit uneven? Not sure this story lends itself to a musical, or, at least, this movie didn’t do it any justice. Brooks is good, and it’s a weak supporting actress year, but is she in this enough to warrant an Oscar nom? So many plot lines needed time to marinate yet we kept plowing thru,…

  • Raise the Red Lantern

    Raise the Red Lantern

    ★★★★½

    One of the most “film school 101” films I’ve ever seen. I can just hear my 101 professor croning “mis-en-sceeeeeeeeeene”. It’s also a powerful story about women’s roles in republican China and how women are forced to be conniving and ambitious in order to have any semblance of a self-determined life. Haunting ending

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Got to see a pre-screening so pumped about that!
     
    So Matt Reeves, like Todd Phillips before him, has a lot to prove making a DCEU film. He’s certainly up for the task, finely directing the last two installments of a Planet of the Apes franchise reboot and quite obviously loving film. He loves Se7en, and Friedkin car chases, Zodiac, and The Dark Knight. He loves shooting on film (or, at least, the appearance of it), and location shooting, and…

  • Fanny and Alexander

    Fanny and Alexander

    ★★★★★

    Ingmar Bergman has many masterpieces, but Fanny and Alexander is his magnum opus. Elegantly drawn out as a TV miniseries (which is the only way to watch this film, as each detail is essential to the overall plot and themes of the film), this highly-personal fairy tale set in a highly realistic setting provides Bergman the opportunity to both explore previous thematic and philosophical ideas with more subtlety and maturity and cathartically flesh out his own upbringing near the end…