Mike Ward

Mike Ward

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On a quest to find films that make me feel a high I haven’t experienced yet or at least a sense of comfort that a human made it.

Favorite films

  • Straight Time
  • All That Jazz
  • Hunger
  • Final Flesh

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  • Malignant

    ★★★★

  • Mean Streets

    ★★★★★

  • True Romance

    ★★★½

  • Stardust Memories

    ★★★★

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★

    I’ll start off by saying that besides the first Saw film I do not like James Wan films. I think they’re dumb, not fun, way too dependent on jump scares, they tend to have that cheesy 00’s sheen that doesn’t seem to die and most importantly him & his company dominated horror during its worst years. So when a few ppl HIGHLY recommended this film and said it was the craziest thing they’ve seen in years, I was intrigued but mostly…

  • Mean Streets

    Mean Streets

    ★★★★★

    Things that stuck to me the most on this watch:
    -The physicality of all of the performances. The actors all seemed like (ironically) superheroes in their ability to float across the screen. At times a simple punch will destroy half the bar. It’s amazing that De Niro didn’t do more physical comedy, his movement in this film is so free & loose. I can’t think of a film nowadays that even comes close to this.
    -Keitel as Marty’s avatar was great…

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  • El Angel

    El Angel

    ★★★½

    TIFF 2018 #20


    It’s like if Xavier Dolan made a 70’s gangster film but was Latino ...and talented.

  • Madame Satã

    Madame Satã

    ★★★★

    Karim Aïnouz really deserves more respect. Between this & Invisible Life, it’s clear he’s got a great eye for beautiful gritty films. Not to mention although both films are tragedies in ways, he at no point wants to make misery porn (Thank god!).