Michael Sicinski

Michael Sicinski

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A dead film critic who doesn't have the sense to stop moving.

Favorite films

  • Wavelength
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Certified Copy
  • Gertrud

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  • The Heartbreak Kid

  • Either Or Neither

    ★★★½

  • Belle

    ★★½

  • Willi Tobler and the Decline of the 6th Fleet

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  • Belle

    Belle

    ★★½

    [5]

    But it's a high 5. I don't really want to go long on this, mainly because I feel unqualified. This is maybe the tenth non-Miyazaki anime film I've ever seen, and I suspect that some things that bothered me about Belle may be traits of a genre I'm just unfamiliar with. (Why did some characters -- Kamishin the canoe guy in particular -- frequently have their faces frozen with their mouths agape?)

    I liked a lot about Belle, especially…

  • What's Up, Doc?

    What's Up, Doc?

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  • Creepy

    Creepy

    ★★★

    [6]

    I miss the old Kiyoshi. The can't-be-sold Kiyoshi. Back in the fold Kiyoshi. That was the bold Kiyoshi. Remember Cure Kiyoshi? That wasn't your Kiyoshi? 'Cause that was my Kiyoshi. Damn, that was fly, Kiyoshi! You came with Kairo, Kiyoshi. That shit was fire, Kiyoshi! Even Bright Future Kiyoshi, that ill repute Kiyoshi. I dug it all, Kiyoshi. So why'd you stall, Kiyoshi? And then that Journey to the Shore? You got some gall, Kiyoshi!

    I miss the real…

  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game

    [4]

    If you happen to follow my Twitter feed, you'll know that I've already gotten a bit hot and bothered about this film. In retrospect, it was probably a good deal of energy wasted, or at least misdirected. I tend to forget that useless dreck like The Imitation Game is pimped on every streetcorner around Oscar season by an industry that considers movies as product, not art. Most of the time, that product is slathered in Adam Sandler, and it…