Favorite films

  • The Human Condition
  • Ball of Fire
  • In the Mood for Love
  • The World's End

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  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    ★★★★

  • Hollow Triumph

    ★★★

  • The Chess Players

    ★★★½

  • The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

    ★★★½

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  • Devil's Doorway

    Devil's Doorway

    ★★★★

    That ending!

  • Naked

    Naked

    ★★★★★

    Thewlis' riff in the modernist building was genius.

    While his treatment of women was hard to watch, it was consistent with his character. When I started this movie, I wasn't sure I could make it through all that, except that Thewlis' performance is so fine. Then I realized how close he ran to certain people I've known in my life. His mindset is so brilliantly revealed throughout his random encounters, and I came to understand. Nobody captures screwed up working class men quite as accurately as Mike Leigh.

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    A stunning film in every way.  The sound score is incredible, especially with the IMAX speakers.  It's so beautifully filmed, so genuinely epic...I need to think it over and see it again.

  • Hanagatami

    Hanagatami

    ★★★★★

    I'm so glad that I was able to see this on Mubi.

    When I began watching, I wasn't quite sure what I thought...whether it would fit in with my generally realistic tastes. The main character was so cute, like an anime character--well, I was a bit put off. But it didn't take long for me to go with it, and I found myself drawn into the lives of these friends, and curious to find out where the film would go.…