@andyzach

Self proclaimed connoisseur of the "hangout film." Welcome.

You just gotta keep livin man, L-I-V-I-N.

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Best of the Decade

Here's my favorite films of the decade. Hopefully you'll find some films to enjoy. I'd love to chat about any of them. Leave a comment!

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Favorite Movies of All Time

A constantly shifting list of my favorite movies of all time. If you have any recommendations, let me know!

Film Reviews

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First Man Review

“At what cost?”
It’s a question asked by NASA’s space director to Neil Armstrong towards the end of the 60s, deep into the space race, after many failures and deaths.
First Man, the story about NASA’s decade long quest to land a man […]

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Ant-Man and The Wasp Review

2018 has already had two of Marvel’s biggest films — both financially and culturally — and now comes a sequel starring everyone’s favorite hero: Ant- Man. That this movie exists, and is a sequel to a movie about Paul Rudd […]

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First Reformed Review

First Reformed‘s opening shot slowly pushes in on an old church with a sense that it’s opening up an old religious text and releasing its teachings into our modern poisoned world. The film takes place in New York at First […]

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Ready Player One and the Cost of Creation

“Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”
*Cue popular 80s song

With Jurassic Park (1993), Steven Spielberg created the decade’s grandest popcorn adventure, while […]

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The Best Films of 2017 (according to me)

I won’t do that opening paragraph about the year’s movies and try to make some statement about film or whatever, but I will declare that Twin Peaks: The Return was by far the best thing I saw in 2017.
I made […]

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Phantom Thread

Set in London around a decade after WW2, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Threadis loosely about the fashion world, but it’s draped in a gothic graveyard that whistles in the distance, beckoning the characters to come closer. It’s less homage to […]

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The Anti Star Wars of The Last Jedi

“This is not going to go the way you think” Luke tells Rey, and in turn, the audience. Indeed it does not. The Last Jedi is a postmodern—near arthouse entry—into Hollywood’s most famous franchise. Surprisingly, it’s proved to be a […]

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Destroying Success, and the American Town as a Biblical Fable

The Disaster Artist
director: James Franco
If you can believe it (I still can’t), there is now a movie about disastrous movie dictator Tommy Wiseau, director of The Room, the worst movie ever made. James Franco’s long been known as an artist that […]

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November Cinema

Wonderstruck – Whatever Todd Haynes followed up Carol with was gonna be a step down. Wonderstruck is an adaptation of Brian Selznick’s novel of the same name. The aesthetic shifts between periods — a 1920s silent black and white story […]

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“I need the old Blade Runner” – 2049 Review

Poster by Paul Shipper
That a sequel to Blade Runner exists is both a movie miracle and a curse. The road to Blade Runner‘s status of an undisputed monumental classic has been a strange one. Initially met with a cold reception, the […]

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