Favorite films

  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Third Man
  • Vertigo

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  • The Novice

  • A Hero

  • France

  • The First Wave

    ★★★½

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  • Silent Night

    Silent Night

    ★★★★

    Silent Night is a particularly haunting tale of an impending apocalypse—not only because it directly addresses the terror of encroaching and inescapable death, but also because it examines the absurdity of the interim. These people are going to die very soon. They know it as a certainty. What are you supposed to do with that information? What the hell can you do in the meantime?

    See my full review at Mark Reviews Movies.

  • The Hand of God

    The Hand of God

    ★★½

    The Hand of God tells the story of a teenager trying to figure out his life—what he wants, what he doesn't actually need, what he wants to do. It's clearly a personal tale for writer/director Paolo Sorrentino, whose protagonist lives in the same place and time that the filmmaker did as a teen, experiences the same or similar troubles, and eventually decides, almost on a whim, that he wants to make movies. For something that's so close to Sorrentino, there's an unfortunate emotional distance within the movie itself.

    See my full review at Mark Reviews Movies.

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  • Last Ounce of Courage

    Last Ounce of Courage

    This is the movie equivalent of a spoiled child having a temper tantrum, stomping around the room, and, through the whole thing, repeatedly falling down. It would be easy to be annoyed with the movie if it weren't so unaware of how damn funny its display of pointless outrage is.

  • Mortdecai

    Mortdecai

    Mortdecai is the stuff that inspires stipulations in wills, as in, "Have some basic decency on the event of my passing, and don't let people bring up that one movie." On the more positive side of things, it's also one of those movies that will likely be a, if not the, low point for everyone involved, which theoretically means that everyone here only has better things to look forward to in the future of their careers. Even so, this one is going to sting.

    See my full review at Mark Reviews Movies.