Daniel Charchuk

Daniel Charchuk

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I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.

Favorite films

  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Solaris
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Vampyr

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  • Spencer

    ★★★★

  • The Tender Bar

    ★★½

  • Spider-Man

    ★★★½

  • The Bedroom Window

    ★★★

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  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★

    or, LAST YEAR AT SANDRINGHAM

    More constrained but also less fascinating than JACKIE, if only because it's somewhat more linear. Stewart's performance is as similarly mannered as Portman's (all those weird inhalations at the start of sentences), but she does a better job digging into the character as an actual person. Jonny Greenwood's score is obviously as discordant and dynamic as Mica Levi's.

    What was with the O.P.P. hat, though?

  • The Tender Bar

    The Tender Bar

    ★★½

    LONG ISLANDER ELEGY

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  • P.S. I Love You

    P.S. I Love You

    It's impressive that in a film with two Irish romantic leads, neither one of them is played by an Irishman.

    Also they both sing, and Harry Connick Jr. doesn't.

  • Mad Dog Time

    Mad Dog Time

    ★★★★

    Ebert famously detests this, but I found a lot to dig my teeth into here. It's an absurd farce - part existential comedy, part Lynchian surrealism, part loving homage to/parody of the gangster genre - but it somehow works. Each actor pushes the envelope of acting tics in their performances, but it only adds to the delirious style on display here. There's a sense that these characters are only Beckett-esque cyphers, moving around artificial settings and gradually killing each other…