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My taste in movies can best be described as “nonexistent”

Favorite films

  • True Stories
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Joe Versus the Volcano
  • Phantom of the Paradise

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  • Cautiva

    ★★

  • The Disappeared

    ★★★½

  • Flowers and Trees

    ★★★

  • Hell's Bells

    ★★★★

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  • Cautiva

    Cautiva

    ★★

    Bárbara Lombardo is one of the worst actresses I've seen in recent memory. I know she's young here, but come on. She doesn't make a single facial expression for the duration of the entire movie. It's painful.

    This did not have to be as long as it was.

  • The Disappeared

    The Disappeared

    ★★★½

    Horacio's story is incredible and it really embodies the national tension of Argentina's attempts at reconciliation with the Dirty War.

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  • The Christmas Setup

    The Christmas Setup

    ★★★½

    Make the Yuletide gay!

    I was sceptical going into this, since romantic comedies make me queasy and I’m more familiar with the Stalked by My Husband’s Secret Daughter side of Lifetime than the Sugar and Spice and Everything Christmas side.

    But The Christmas Setup is pretty wonderful. Not only is the chemistry between the two leads great, but so is the chemistry between the main character and his best friend—I totally bought their friendship. Fran Drescher as the Christmas-loving librarian…

  • Audition

    Audition

    ★★★½

    This movie ruined my night.

    Taking place at that most dangerous intersection of reality and desire, Audition weaves a vicious and terrifying tale of beauty and pain that’s as dark as a black hole. You almost don’t realise it’s as complex as it is until it’s got its hooks in you, and then... well.