Favorite films

  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Barry Lyndon
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  • Treasure Planet

    ★★★★★

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★½

  • Mortal Kombat

    ★★★

  • Love and Monsters

    ★★★★½

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  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    Raya and the Last Dragon

    ★★★★½

    I didn’t care for the “friendship is magic” story but it was such a beautiful film to look at and the characters were so much fun. The world building is great. Each location has a distinct flavor, and I found myself pausing it just to take in the details.

  • You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail

    ★★★★

    This movie somehow manages to be charming even as the Joe Fox character is being objectively terrible

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  • The Lavender Hill Mob

    The Lavender Hill Mob

    ★★★★½

    This movie is fun from beginning to end. Alec Guinness plays a soft-spoken bank clerk stuck in a boring, routine job. He can barely contain his giddiness when he daydreams of pulling off a heist, and the performance is contagious. My favorite moment was a Hitchcockian chase scene involving a winding staircase on the Eiffel Tower in which the characters recognize the ridiculousness of their situation and start laughing uncontrollably even as their McGuffin slips away.

  • Prospect

    Prospect

    ★★★★½

    This lo-fi sci-fi is a welcome break from the sparkling, cgi-peopled spectacles of that genre. The movie has a tattered, lived-in feel instead of the usual sterile glass and steel. It is about workers instead of warriors. World building and production design do a lot with not a lot of money.