Favorite films

  • Time Indefinite
  • Waking Life
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • My Winnipeg

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  • The Grifters

    ★★★★

  • The Alpinist

    ★★★

  • Midsommar

    ★★★★½

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

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  • The Grifters

    The Grifters

    ★★★★

    I saw this years ago and didn't really remember it - I more remember Roger Ebert talking/writing about it all the time. Most movies about con artists are fun and light and while I knew this was not exactly that, it was far darker than my faded memories let me on to. I think there are some elements that would have seemed invigorating all those years ago that can be a little hard to watch now, but I don't want…

  • The Alpinist

    The Alpinist

    ★★★

    Setting aside the nature of the story which I won't reveal, this movie does not add all that much to the discourse of its clear predecessor Free Solo. People who do things like this recognize they are dangerous but like doing them - people in their lives are worried about that but understand. The settings are very cool and the drones that allow the filming this kind of stuff are impressive, but as a movie, maybe a bit lacking.

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  • Unfaithful

    Unfaithful

    ★★★

    A trashy Cinemax/Lifetime movie made with beautiful people that somehow has an Oscar nomination.

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★

    I have a first generation Amazon Kindle Fire that I occasionally use. When you open the web browser on the device, it always asks a question - "do you want to open your previous tabs?". And the answers to choose from are "yes" and "no thank you". Why "no thank you"? Were people feeling like they couldn't say no unless they did so politely? Making these kinds of choices underlies many of the questions of Ex Machina - and if…