Peter Foy

Avid reader and movie buff, constantly in need to engage his already massive pop-culture lexicon.

Favorite films

  • The Master
  • A History of Violence
  • Walkabout
  • Blue Velvet

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  • Drive My Car

    ★★★★½

  • C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★

  • Passion Fish

    ★★★★½

  • Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart

    ★★★★

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  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★½

    Ryusuke Hamaguchi's latest is another sprawling domestic drama, but also his most polished and complete work to date. Certainly a film that has plenty to say, Drive My Car touches on a plethora of topics from art, longing, regret, and even the pandemic! While Drive My Car's three hour running length may seem diminutive compared to Hamaguchi's five-hour Happy Hour, the film justifies its length by featuring lengthy dialogue scenes that often flow like prose, and always feel shorter than…

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★

    Mike Mills give us another highly personal yet resourcefully universal project, that actually might be his best crafted film to date. Evidently dealing with Mills' transition into fatherhood, C'mon C'mon doesn't address this in such an obvious manner though, and instead concocts a storyline regarding an uncle bonding with his nephew. Mills once again shows that he's an actor's director, with the venerable Joaquin Phoenix once again holding the screen, and displaying assured chemistry with his young co-star, Woody Norman.…

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  • Peterloo

    Peterloo

    ★★★★

    The latest from Mike Leigh is another period piece that's sturdy in its familiar arc, while undoubtedly enhanced by its director's singular prowess as well. Detailing one of England's most infamous massacres, Peterloo takes its time getting to the climactic carnage (as one would hope and expect), but it's most effective in how it examines both sides of the conflict. The aristocracy and rebellious working class of 19th century England are giving about equal screen-time here, and the extensive dialogue…

  • Pacific Rim: Uprising

    Pacific Rim: Uprising

    ★★★

    Arriving five years after the original, Pacific Rim: Uprising isn't exactly striking franchise potential while the iron's hot (especially as the original wrapped itself up nicely, enough), but fanboys hoping for an amusing night out at the movies should be more than satisfied with this entry. Picking up 10 years after the original, Pacific Rim: Uprising does an admirable job of world-building, and the designs should be enormously nostalgic for those that grew up with mecha-anime (there are quite a…