Benjamin Crossley-Marra

Benjamin Crossley-Marra

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Lives in Brooklyn. Likes old restaurants and dive bars. Works at Janus Films.

Favorite films

  • To Catch a Thief
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Knight of Cups

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  • Society

    ★★★½

  • Carrie

  • The Crazies

    ★★★★

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

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  • Miracle in Milan

    Miracle in Milan

    ★★★★★

    A perfect film.

  • Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace

    Got up at 5:30am - put this on to prepare for NO TIME TO DIE later in the afternoon.

    As I remembered it's a mercifully fast, dreary coda to the spectacle that was CASINO ROYALE.

    For being the most violent of the Bond films (at least up to this point) the action isn't well directed. It's quickly cut and there's not much spatial awareness in the climactic moments to induct tension (save the well-executed climax).

    The Tosca scene is cool and Strawberry Fields is fun.

    Mathieu Amalric couldn't intimidate my cat.