Arlo Wiley

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I like movies.

Favorite Films = Favorite recent first-time viewings.

Favorite films

  • The Zone of Interest
  • The Holdovers
  • Society of the Snow
  • Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour

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  • BlackBerry

    ★★★

  • Bottoms

    ★★★★

  • Poor Things

    ★★★★½

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★★

    ...Some thoughts, swirling and unwound, on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind...

    ...Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman are a sublime match. Both are wildly imaginative on their own. Kaufman's cynicism is tempered by Gondry's humanism; Gondry's twee flights of fancy are kept in check by the uncomfortable honesty of Kaufman's script. A perfect combination...

    ...I watched this the night before Tom Wilkinson died, an accidental tribute to one of the greats...

    ...The Peter Travers pull quote on the Blu-ray jacket…

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  • BlackBerry

    BlackBerry

    ★★★

    Good enough.

  • Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour

    Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour

    ★★★★★

    Watched this as a big family get-together, sound blaring, bass pumped up, everyone dancing and singing and laughing.

    My three-year-old watched, rapt, for almost all three hours. At one point, she stood directly in front of the TV, eyes wide, mouth open, surrendering to the siren song. Forget a college fund, I'm gonna start saving for T-Swift tickets right now.

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  • Ruby Sparks

    Ruby Sparks

    ★★★★½

    I've written ten screenplays and several short films. The most widely read script of mine has been read by about half-a-dozen people, but I still consider myself a writer first and foremost. As you're writing, your work is solely yours. Once you've finished, it remains yours. But as soon as you release it into the world, as soon as you share it with one friend or colleague, that changes. It doesn't belong to you anymore. Sure, if your work is…

  • Hick

    Hick

    ½

    What the fuck did I just watch? No, seriously, someone please explain this movie to me. Chloë Grace Moretz plays 13-year-old Luli, who runs away from her drunkard family and immediately hops into the pick-up truck of a crippled cowboy drifter played by War Horse's exceedingly bland Eddie Redmayne. She calls him a gimp, he doesn't like that, she hops out, sits on the side of the road, and then is almost pissed on by Blake Lively. By the way,…