Favorite films

  • Minding the Gap
  • The Secret of NIMH
  • November
  • Law of Desire

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  • Hellraiser

    ★★★

  • Scream 4

    ★★½

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    ★★★★★

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  • Minding the Gap

    Minding the Gap

    ★★★★★

    A major staple of the last 30 years, and undoubtedly long before that are the deeply ingrained feelings of anger and bitterness found in poor and middle class young men. The feeling you get when everything sucks for you, but the position you've been promised is one of power. Even for men of color, who are even more oppressed than the poor white man, there is an aspect to which the patriarchal culture in which we live promises them something…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    I find that I react most strongly to film's or media in general that find magic in the human condition. This can be stories like Shape of Water, an inherently magic story, told with a sense of whimsy. Or films like Candyman, a magical story by nature but one steeped in tragedy and metaphor. Films that seek to exaggerate, embelish, or simply find the magic of life are my absolute favorite.

    This film features no explicit magic. Yet every frame…