Alex Hengen

Alex Hengen

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Alex
steadily increasing the sum of human filmgoing
films make my watchlist swell

Favorite films

  • The Third Man
  • Blade Runner
  • Children of Men
  • Tampopo

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  • Resident Evil

    ★★½

  • Troy

    ★★½

  • Enchanted

    ★★★

  • Grindhouse

    ★★★★★

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  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    ★★★★★

    First time I've rewatched this since before I thought films mattered (a very long time) and watching this is honestly what I would imagine witnessing a miracle is like.

    It's a stunning and humbling watch. One that takes room (so many minutes) and defies runtime by way of sublime pacing and rhythm. I'm sitting here after years of jaded filmgoing and was just shown something magical.

    Just, such a fun time, immensely likable and awe-inspiring, and I'll enjoy rewatching it…

  • The Fly

    The Fly

    ★★★★½

    Horriflying

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  • Resident Evil

    Resident Evil

    ★★½

    Shout-out to the SUV driver with the Umbrella Corporation stickers all over his car from earlier today. You made me want to rewatch this.

  • Enchanted

    Enchanted

    ★★★

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

    Spoilers but

    P-demps scowls at the idea of marrying someone after 1 day, but in the end he gets her to stay in NYC without letting her know about cancer, world hunger, vehicular manslaughter, climate change or any other terrible thing not present in her sunshiney cartoon disney kingdom

    That's fucked up

    Nancy got dumped for a cartoon but at least she traded up

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  • Tampopo

    Tampopo

    ★★★★

    Blind Criterion purchase. This was in my top 4 before I even finished it.

  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    ★★★½

    This movie's all over the fucking place but then so isn't John's entire life? Life's a mishmash of all of these different things, throw in alcoholism and a werewolf and that's a hell of a bender.

    Creative. Entertaining for sure. I've never seen anything by Jim Cummings before, so this was an intriguing intro to his work for me, I look forward to watching more.