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Favorite films

  • Schindler's List
  • Vertigo
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Chinatown

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  • Gilly and Keeves: The Special

    ★★★½

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    ★★

  • Regarding Susan Sontag

    ★★★

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  • Gilly and Keeves: The Special

    Gilly and Keeves: The Special

    ★★★½

    B. Say the joke louder.

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    My wife asked to watch this with me today. I told her I would but I would have to prep myself mentally for the haul. She asked if I liked it. I said it was great but I wasn't eager to revisit it.

    That's the first time a Scorsese film felt like a burden to me. Which struck me as interesting since if she had asked to watch any of his previous classics I would do so right then and…

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  • Harakiri

    Harakiri

    ★★★★★

    Japanese culture is spectacular in its inventiveness, expression and values. Its cultural exports maybe my overall favorite expression of collective identity.

    Hara Kiri feels like The Godfather of Japan, a product that can only come from where it comes from and perfectly captures the range of possibilities and horrors unique to its culture.

    Epic.

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ½

    Well, I made it through 18 minutes of this trash at which point I could no longer swallow my frustration. Given the risk of me yelling obscenities next to my sleeping family, I will have to try and revisit this later.

    Did Disney buy this property? Are we being trolled by Mickey? Is The Mouse some kind of Dadaists corporate pirate using obscene wealth to prove that nothing can resist the reach of monetization? Is this some kind of anti-capitalist…