Owen1120

I need to watch more movies.

top 4 has nothing to do with anything

Favorite films

  • Cloud Atlas
  • Hot Fuzz
  • What's Up, Doc?
  • West Side Story

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  • After Yang

    ★★★★★

  • Escape Room

    ★★★

  • The King's Daughter

    ★★

  • The Mummy

    ★★½

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  • After Yang

    After Yang

    ★★★★★

    Sundance 2022 #1

    The best family movies are about making sense of unfamiliar worlds, about processing the endless pain and the sudden beauty of existence. Cannot wait to see such vibrant image-making on the big screen.

  • Escape Room

    Escape Room

    ★★★

    Takes a while to shake off a clumsy opening, with far too many dumb quips in the dialogue instead of character traits, but once we get to the upside down room we're cooking with gas. A fun little movie with some visual invention, enjoyably weird flashback sequences, and a genuinely interesting mystery, even if the ultimate reveal is too telegraphed.

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  • The King's Daughter

    The King's Daughter

    ★★

    The best part is when King Pierce Brosnan, taking a break from his evil plan to stab a mermaid in the heart to gain eternal life during a solar eclipse, says “minuet- 3/4 time!” to his orchestra for a dance and the orchestra launches into a confident 4/4

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

    A fascinating portrait of co-dependency: two people who need each other to grow ever so slightly more than they need to never see each other again. If I wrote this movie it would end 30 seconds earlier, but I can't complain about a slightly whiffed ending when the whole thing is hilarious. Vietnam, you know?