Favorite films

  • In the Mood for Love
  • Blindspotting
  • Cold War
  • The Wild Bunch

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  • Saving Private Ryan

    ★★★★★

  • The Godfather: Part III

    ★★★½

  • High and Low

    ★★★★★

  • Cotton Comes to Harlem

    ★★★½

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  • The Godfather: Part III

    The Godfather: Part III

    ★★★½

    Sorry Sofia, but you really sunk your own boat. There are other reasons this doesn’t reach the heights of the first two. But your statuesque performance is hand in the cookie jar proof you made the right decision to pour out your immense talent as a storyteller behind the camera instead.

  • Jungle Cruise

    Jungle Cruise

    ★★★

    For many years now I've found myself less and less enamored with anything the Mouse House produces. That's not to say there aren't some hints of glimmer hiding in plain sight. Especially on the Pixar side of the street. Maybe that's cheating.

    Disney has a very clear set of rules to follow. Everything has to bow to the brand. What that represents over anything hinting of its own distinct voice. We've all been frustrated by the painstaking formula rendering their…

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  • The Dawn Wall

    The Dawn Wall

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Im not sure if Im more impressed with the feat of actually conquering this impossible 3000 foot Yosemite National Park wall of rock. Or the decision that Tommy Caldwell refused to reach the summit without his best friend Kevin Jorgesen and climbing partner who was stuck at pitch 15. He simply wouldn’t take hold of his life’s dream without raising his friends hand as an equal victor. Only a few men in the world even have the kind of elite…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    Christopher Nolan has crafted a masterpiece of cinema. If I could give this 6 stars I would. 
    I remember reading Alfred Hitchcock saying something to the effect "as a story teller within this visual medium we have two chief responsibilities, to manipulate time and show not tell". If you could show it without words you are responsible as a director to do so. Or else you cheat the audience he would say. Not an exact quote but that was the…