Mike

“Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.” - Pedro Almodóvar
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Favorite films

  • 8½
  • Orpheus
  • Throne of Blood
  • Wild Strawberries

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  • Spencer

    ★★½

  • Jackie

    ★★★★★

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★★

  • Joker

    ★★★★½

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  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★

    Flawless on every technical aspect but I feel the movie ran out of ideas midway through and it loses all of its early intriguing momentum. Nevertheless, Last Night in Soho still delivers beautifully disturbing entertainment that reminded me of the very best parts of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and Psycho and even though its story is so overwhelmingly written and it goes to undercutting, disappointing places, I’d still say this is definitely a ride worth taking.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★★

    Visually striking, meticulously crafted and beautifully told. The French Dispatch might very well be not only my favorite Wes Anderson but one of the very few films that deeply understands what is cinema and what you can achieve with it. I really don’t know how to explain why I ended up loving this movie so much. Maybe it’s the unapologetic way in which Anderson makes it or the ingenious, dynamic mode it is structured or the jaw-dropping visuals choices or…

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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★★

    This is one the scariest films I’ve ever seen. But it’s also very funny, darkly funny, in its own intricate and dense way. I can’t believe I gave this brilliantly crafted, sharply written satire less than five stars when I first watched it. American cinema simply did not deserve Peter Sellers. What an outstanding comedian and commited actor.

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★½

    Don’t really know why I decided to rewatch this tonight but I gotta say I enjoyed it even more with this third viewing. It is still pretty derivative but every scene is so painstakingly immersed in its own unfair, apathetic world that they ultimately get so hard to watch yet essential to witness. All while blending reality with the figmentations of Arthur’s imagination to cathartic effect. It all ultimately leads to a terrifically crafted climax displaying some cleverly twisted ideas…

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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★

    I went expecting only a marvelous technical achievement but instead I got a riveting, moving and ultimately powerful war film with Mendes and Deakins at their respective bests.

    That wasn't one shot though, it was two, maybe three I'm not sure, but it's still very, very impressive.

    Newman's score felt out of place sometimes and it was a little bit "typical" if that makes sense but it was still very good and really powerful at times. Deakins work is of…

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★½

    cathartic and well-performed. astonishing showcase of campion’s directorial talents. a strong auteur effort overall.