Ben Gumbel

Ben Gumbel

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Sometimes I think I’m a genius, and I wish I could just fast-forward my life to the part where everyone knows it.

Favorite films

  • The Social Network
  • The Fugitive
  • Frances Ha
  • Love & Basketball

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  • Dune

    ★★★

  • Marriage Story

    ★★★★½

  • About Time

    ★★★½

  • North by Northwest

    ★★★★

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  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★½

    I’ve been planning this first rewatch for weeks, ever since the season change. I wanted to watch Marriage Story on a weekday morning, and this is the first one of those I’ve had free in a while. 

    Coincidentally, it was a crisp fall morning here in Louisville. The kind of weather that calms the soul. Similar to the calming effect a Noah Baumbach script can have on me. 

    Noah himself said, “Whenever someone tells me after seeing one of my…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★

    (Sean Fennessey voice) 

    It was fine.

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  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★★

    Please do not ask me why I enjoyed this movie, because I genuinely have no answer.

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★½

    I debated on whether or not to write about this, because most of the reviews I’ve seen from men are honestly embarrassing (looking at you, Variety). I kind of understand. Promising Young Woman asks you to take a long look in the mirror, something that frankly scares the living sh*t out of most people. 

    That being said, WOW, what a movie. The trailer sets you up to expect one thing. What you got was way smarter, funnier, more emotional and thought-provoking than…