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Favorite films

  • Miracle in Milan
  • Stakeout
  • Le Plaisir
  • Kill Them All and Come Back Alone

Recent activity

  • Without Love


  • Z for Zachariah


  • The Lost Daughter


  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood


Recent reviews

  • Since You Went Away

    Since You Went Away


    Picked off shelf at library. Honestly for something that kind of presents itself as heavy-handed (Overture, Intermission, etc) and you might think risks phoning it in as a movie, and also made as a wartime salve -- I was surprised how tolerable and even amusing it often is. Like, there are much shorter movies I've turned off, goes without saying. The Kino dvd calls it the 'roadshow edition,' which either suggests there was a shorter version or just a version…

  • Sabata



    Funny that I watched the second one first just due to amazon's wonky organization and not knowing to look for the first one -- but it's actually much tighter stylistically, and I was amused by the inclusion of literal acrobatics and acrobats. Reminded me of another spaghetti, Kill Them All and Come Back Alone (different director), but which has at least an opening sequence that's very puzzle and maze-like. It highlights that (well I guess as is clear) spaghetti westerns…

Popular reviews

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up


    It was so realistic I thought we were all going to die on Christmas!

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza


    I think the impossibility of their being a couple at least for the time being helps give the movie its larger than life identity. Everything is just so majestically shot, it's like watching a David Fincher movie in that respect (except PT also writes of course) of just knowing they're a director mid-late in their career. But I wonder if there's a majestic X beautiful shot fatigue that made me want to return to a standard ratio Japanese movie from…