WyattW

Devout Christian.

Favorite Director: Sam Peckinpah

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  • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

  • Marnie

  • American Graffiti

    ★★★★★

  • The Deer Hunter

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  • The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Funny that 3 of Michael Cimino’s 7 films have protagonists named Michael, and 3 of those other ones have real people as protagonists. That name haunted this viewing for me, a viewing that more clearly than ever revealed to me what a thorny, unlikable protagonist this film has. Interactions like Michael getting called a control freak and then two seconds later leaving the conversation he’s in the middle of just to open a trunk his friend is trying to open,…

  • Marnie

    Marnie

    Powerful and riveting, even when nothing much is happening (which is most of the time). Quite disturbing and sad but fair to every character. Mysterious. Hitchcock was good at this.

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  • Adaptation.

    Adaptation.

    Seemingly entertaining and original film, but I’m not sure what it’s in service of. Charlie Kaufman bragging about how self aware he is? A good reminder that being cheerful and kind is a beautiful trait, and being solipsistic and spiteful isn’t a sign of intelligence nor a virtue. Vaguely relatable movie.

  • The King's Man

    The King's Man

    Grueling, long, doesn't really make any sense. Admirably unpleasant (when compared to the glorified violence of the original) but doesn't seem to replace it with much.