Favorite films

  • The Clock
  • Typhoon Club
  • Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle
  • Phenomena

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  • The Night House

    ★★★

  • Zola

    ★★★½

  • Slow Machine

    ★★★★

  • Saint Maud

    ★★★

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  • The Sword

    The Sword

    ★★★★

    I'm now a person who has replayed a fight scene like 30 times in a row, not not proud

  • Battle Beyond the Stars

    Battle Beyond the Stars

    ★★★½

    there's something really endearing to me about these movies that overpower whatever cynicism I should probably have and just feel like someone saw Star Wars and thought "hey, that looks fun, we could do that!" It's like the Ramones, if you [don't] think about it.

    "I wish I had time to stay and convince you, but it's your life... such as it is......... dummy"

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  • Destroyer

    Destroyer

    ★★★½

    I feel like this worked for me, unexpectedly, the way other people must have enjoyed THE MULE. Apparently hardass late-stage estrangement from family and society plays better for me with a generous coat of schlocky LA neo-noir than Eastwood’s conservative wish fulfillment, even though a horticulturist singing along to the radio is way more my speed on paper. Though he’s been playing this part for decades, it’s tempting to look at Kidman taking on at 50 what Eastwood is still…

  • Rules Don't Apply

    Rules Don't Apply

    ★★★★

    A messy, deceptively wise movie about the gravity of power, those caught in its orbit, and the bright, burning star at its center. Or, if you stick around long enough, the black hole.