Campbell George

Campbell George

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Favorite films

  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • First Reformed
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Possession

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  • West Side Story

    ★★★★

  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    ★★★★

  • The Sarah Vaccine

  • Deep Red

    ★★★½

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Growing up, I read about a lot of different knights. Some of them saved Middle Earth, others Alagaësia. Some of them were even seated at Arthur's Round Table. Some were good and some were evil. But few were stuck in the middle. Fledging, maybe. Unsteady, definitely. But none fall as consistently, humanly short as Gawain.

    At every turn, he is weighed and found wanting. When Essel proclaims her love for him, his heart is insufficient to proclaim it back. When…

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  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★

    Pretty surreal to watch this at the Lincoln Square AMC, right across from where all the action in those 25 square blocks took place. Even more surreal to be writing this sitting in a subway car on the same line that took Maria and Tony to the Cloisters for their first (and only) date. Anita was right. The beautiful buildings came true and there was a human price paid for them too. 

    I saw months of previews for this and…

  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    ★★★★

    I was wary of this one going into it. I’d read a review or two about how the film has aged and was prepared to write a joke review about how the dad seemed the type to say that he’d have voted for FDR for a fifth time if he could. But I gotta say, the performances won me over and the monsignor’s comments about liberal hypocrisy made it clear that this film wasn’t trying to pat itself on the…

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  • Lamb

    Lamb

    ★★★

    The birth rate in Europe is so low that sheep have to step in

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★½

    A hair shy of two hours of Wes Anderson doing what he does best. The script is whip-smart and the characters sizzle. I’d love to spend a day in any of the three stories he tells, which is saying something, since anthology films usually aren’t my slice of brie. 

    If you think you’ll love it or you’ll hate it, you’re probably right. Go see it anyway. You’ll be rewarded with an ample, delicious bite of life