Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Rear Window
  • The Tree of Life
  • All That Jazz

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  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand

    ★★★

  • All That Jazz

    ★★★★★

  • Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened...

    ★★★★

  • Encanto

    ★★★★

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  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand

    I Wanna Hold Your Hand

    ★★★

    It's a good time from start to finish, no doubt, but it's missing something. I want to say, magic.

    Zemeckis spends so much time putting the characters into tricky spots they need to get out of but by the time they all get what they want, they're largely not changed as people. (Okay, Nancy Allen gives a guitar a blowjob, decides she doesn't want to marry some dude who is completely inconsequential, and then straight up has an orgasm during…

  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz

    ★★★★★

    Made the mistake of throwing this on just before 11pm and had to watch to the end. People talk these days about having a living funeral so they can see what people would really say. But what's the point if you can't give yourself a kick-ass send-off like the final 25 minutes of this movie, like Bob Fosse did? I can't listen to my friends talk about bullshit we did in high school when I'm thinking about how I'd never…

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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★★★½

    The first time I saw Beauty and the Beast, it was on bootleg VHS around the time of its original theatrical release. I was in junior high and wasn't really that impressed. I never re-watched it until now.

    How young I was back then. How naive.

    This is a masterpiece, a heartfelt tribute by Disney animators to the golden age of Disney that is every bit as good as—if not better than—those classic films. Every frame is gorgeously rendered, the…

  • Twixt

    Twixt

    With Twixt, Francis Ford Coppola has earned the title of the director with two films furthest apart on the spectrum of quality. On one end, there's his 1970s output: in particular, The Godfather, considered one of the two or three greatest American films ever made; way on the other end is Twixt, which has to be the most inept film ever made by an Oscar-winning director.

    I can see the argument for Coppola going back to his roots, making a…