Josh Winter

Josh Winter

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My 25 Favourite Films: boxd.it/3XgFA
Top 4: Faves I'm currently vibing with.

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  • The Personal History of David Copperfield

    The Personal History of David Copperfield

    ★★★★

    Iannucci smashes the mold set by his hilarious yet cynical filmography, delivering a gorgeous, life-affirming take on the Dicken's material. The Personal History of David Copperfield is the real deal - a full package, moving at a brisk pace from warm character moment to hilarious comedy set-piece and back again in a cyclical dance of storytelling.

    It's truly wondrous and the kind of film that makes life after it's over a little sweeter.

  • Pixels

    Pixels

    ★★

    I once asked a child what his favourite film of all time was. He told me Pixels. I laughed in his face. "Ever heard of Nolan?" I jeered, smacking his muffin out of his hand. "Scorsese?" I stood on his muffin like a pedestal, triumphantly.

    Everyone clapped.

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  • Maniac

    Maniac

    ★★★★★

    Maniac will always be one of my favorite shows. From the opening scene in episode one I'm totally entranced by the whimsical nature of the narrative, the beautiful score by Dan Romer, as well as the very creative retrofuturist production design. As the show progresses the performances by the two leads really stand out among their work in the past as truly earnest portrayals of Owen and Annie. Justin Theroux's overacting is brilliant and hilarious and totally carries some scenes.

    I'll always be in the mood for a rewatch.

  • Making True Detective

    Making True Detective

    ★★★★★

    Logging this in protest as I think it's silly that a short based on the behind the scenes of a hit anthology show is allowed on here but the show itself is not.

    A horrific, arcane mystery nibbles away at the minds of two detectives that grow less and less confident that they uncovered the truth behind it all in '95. Now twenty years later, the older, wasted away versions of themselves have no choice but to solve the mystery…

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit (Or the Unexpected Evil of Innocence)


    The latest film by Taika Waititi is a major misstep. It is perhaps one of the greatest blunders by any acclaimed filmmaker. I disagree with the sentiment that laughter is the key to healing from trauma. There are some things that you just can't move on from. And I disagree with this film on a very fundamental level.

    Watching this movie with its tweed, Wes Anderson style uniforms, it's cute child stars,…

  • Another Round

    Another Round

    ★★★

    While surprisingly entertaining and accessible, what I think that this film lacks is a clear destination or message.

    Still might end up being the Fight Club for teachers though.