Favorite films

  • Melancholia
  • Under the Skin
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • The Witch

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  • Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

  • Burning

    ★★★★½

  • The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

  • Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    I liked the film quite a bit when I first watched it, but I'm really glad I gave it a re-visit. Knowing the characters more fully and being aware of the ending helped me to appreciate the story so much more. I'm wondering if this might be my favorite love story now? I could definitely see a world where I watched this every holiday season.

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★½

    So much to chew on here. A cleansing of what one finds distasteful or unattractive, but who gets to decide that? ...how does privilege allow for that? ...how does privilege and societal constructs lead to invulnerability? Great performances all around - loved it!

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  • Aloft

    Aloft

    This movie had a lot of problems, mainly due to the script. The acting and directing were not at fault. I know the movie had extensive editing after its first showing, so it looks like they tried to fix it with what they had. Unfortunately, this is a definite pass.

  • Nocturama

    Nocturama

    ★★★★

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

    A chilling depiction of what could cause the radical among us to carry out a terrorist attack. Bonello uses the superficiality of consumerism as the characters hide within a modern urban mall. The final encounter with police is what elevated the film for me. As the prospect of death comes close for the characters, they come to value life more. The encounter shows that they can’t have it both ways. For those that don’t value the lives of others, why should yours be of value?