Favorite films

  • Home Alone
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Die Hard

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  • The Vanishing

    ★★★★★

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★★★

  • Star Wars

    ★★★★★

  • Thoroughbreds

    ★★★½

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  • The Vanishing

    The Vanishing

    ★★★★★

    Do y'all ever play videogames like Breath of the Wild, where you are supposed to be saving Princess Zelda, but you find yourself instead getting bogged down in side quests?

    That's been my movie watching experience lately. I picked out some films I was going to focus on in December, but after being so intrigued by L'Avventura and Burning, wherein beautiful women vanish, I felt I needed to explore why this topic was so compelling and why filmmakers keep making stories like…

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★★★

    I mentioned a few days back in my write-up on Lee’s, Burning, about how I’m not very articulate when trying talk about a film that really moved me. Mishima: a Life in Four Chapters was the film that helped me to discover that, back at the end of September. Well, I’ve put it off long enough, and now I have finally, painstakingly gathered some thoughts that have been floating around up there in the ether. 

    Why did I just find…

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  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    My seven year old son finally made it through an entire Star Wars movie with me, and—icing on the cake—he told me he loved it. I chose to be a good parent and start him out right with the Original Trilogy.

    He doesn't really venture outside of cartoons to live-action much, but he always made exceptions for the new weekly Mandolorian episodes. So this was a win.

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  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    I have a really hard time reviewing films that affect me on such a deep level that I can’t really even express my feelings about it. And sometimes I don’t even know why the film is affecting me so, fucking me up, playing hell with my subconscious. In recent memory it happened with Paul Schrader’s beast, Mishima, that I watched at the end of September. (I’m hoping to review it tomorrow.) Such is the case with Burning. It’s one of…