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“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”
Dr. Seuss

MOVIES

(my own Tomatoes ranking)

Romantic & Family Comedy

  • Kramer vs. Kramer ☑️(88%) – game-changing, genius Dustin Hoffmann, NYC vibes
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral ☑️(65%) – decent Brit humor, strange flow, stale
  • Say Anything ☑️(88%)
  • Manhattan ☑️(96%)
  • Ladybird ☑️(89%) – outstanding lead, short, intense at times, sweet
  • Hannah and Her Sisters ☑️(87%)
  • Lost in Translation☑️ (90%) – Bill Murray fantastico, Tokyo vibes, spiritual
  • The Farewell
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • While You Were Sleeping

Noir / Edgy / Mystery

  • After Hours ☑️(85%) – old-school NYC noir, humorous, classic
  • Thelma & Louise ☑️ (70%) – wild ending, superb friendship, odd flow
  • Inherent Vice ☑️(79%) – odd, tough to follow, Phoenix wildin’
  • Gone Girl☑️(88%) – gnarly, surreal, freaky 
  • Parasite ☑️(99%)
  • Leaving Las Vegas ☑️ (90%) – Nick Cage out of this world, cool 90’s vibes, intense af
  • Sex Lies and Videotapes ☑️ (90%)
  • The Place Behind the Pines
  • Kids
  • Hollywoodland
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Dark Comedy

  • The Big Lebowski ☑️(89%) –worth the hype, trippy, more complex than I thought it would be
  • Birdman☑️ (96%) – surreal cinematography, brilliant structure, next-level by Norton & Stone
  • Burn After Reading☑️ (95%) – Immensely underrated flick showing the brilliance of the Coen Brothers both from character development & dialogue. A-List cast also brings the goods and Clooney/Pitt steal scenes throughout the movie.
  • Trainspotting ☑️ (96%) – obsessed, uplifting, great tunes
  • Heathers
  • Best in Show

Action / Roller-Coaster Crime

  • Rocknrolla ☑️(80%) – second-half is excellent, gritty British, not the best Ritchie
  • City of God ☑️(95%) – leave speechless, exhilarating true story, powerful
  • The Gentlemen ☑️(96%) – classic Guy Ritchie, whirlwind, witty
  • Match Point ☑️(91%)
  • True Romance☑️(81%) – Tarantino-written, crime, cameos
  • Motherless Brooklyn ☑️(84%)
  • Good Time ☑️(82%)
  • Heat ☑️(85%)
  • Knives Out☑️(89%) – masterful, a fun ride, terrific ensemble
  • Spring Breakers☑️(47%) barely a film, noir-scape, and no cohesion
  • Pain and Glory ☑️(96%)
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • The Bank Job
  • Death Proof
  • 21 Grams

Fun / Loose

  • Clerks ☑️ (88%) – dating humor, gritty, short & sweet
  • High Fidelity ☑️(85%)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ☑️(85%)
  • The Greatest Showman☑️(86%) – couple fantastic songs, great story, expedited
  • Dolemite Is My Name☑️(97%)
  • Toy Story 4
  • War Dogs

Gripping Dramas

  • Bad Education ☑️ (90%) – Jackman & Janney, recent true events, astonishing story
  • Whiplash ☑️(90%)
  • Waves ☑️(85%) – first-half electric, A24-ode, intense
  • Primal Fear ☑️(88%)
  • American History X ☑️(89%)
  • The Revenant ☑️(74%) – Superb Leo, beautiful nature, slow drag
  • Molly’s Game ☑️(88%) – thrill ride, crazy story, superb leads
  • True Grit
  • A Bronx Tale
  • The People vs. Larry Flynt

Slow-Burn Dramas

  • Moonlight ☑️(89%) – strong imagery, impactful character development, light plot
  • The Founder ☑️(85%)
  • A Star is Born ☑️ (91%) – Gaga is breathakingly amazing, morose, and pops
  • Little Women☑️(93%) – smart, great ending and writing
  • The End of the Tour☑️ (89%) – intuitive, snack-able, gripping
  • Tangerine ☑️ (80%)
  • Phantom Thread
  • Boyhood
  • The Master
  • Honeyboy

Life-Changing Dramas

  • There Will Be Blood ☑️ (94%)
  • Green Book ☑️(97%)
  • Dead Poets Society ☑️(95%)
  • The English Patient ☑️(90%)

International

  • Cinema Paradisio☑️ (88%) – moving, cohesive, and classical
  • Amelie ☑️ (85%) – beautifully romantic, French, poignant ending
  • Roma ☑️(86%) – whirlwind, deep, well-acclaimed

Science Fiction / Mind-Benders

  • 12 Monkeys ☑️(87%) – sci-fi trippy, old school, Pitt kills
  • Punch Drunk Love ☑️(50%) – confusing plot, tough to finish, not too splendid
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind☑️(85%) – fascinating, uplifting, Winslet 
  • Memento ☑️(81%)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road☑️ (96%)
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Get Out
  • Children of Men
  • Melancholia
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Clockwork Orange

Oldies

  • Chinatown ☑️ (90%)
  • The Sting ☑️(92%) – classic Redford, King Paul Newman, neat twists
  • Trading Places
  • The Secret to my Success (80’s)
  • Moonstruck (80’s)
  • Midnight Cowboy (60’s)
  • Barbarella (60’s)
  • Good Morning Vietnam (80’s)

PEAK TELEVISION

  • New Pope ☑️(90%)
  • Better Call Saul☑️(100%)
  • Hunters
  • Lucky Louie
  • Unorthodox ☑️(95%)
  • Fauda
  • Chernobyl☑️(96%)
  • The Crown ☑️ (97%)
  • Barry ☑️(96%)
  • Sex and the City Season 4-6
  • Succession ☑️(83%)
  • The Last Dance ☑️(97%)
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Six Feet Under
  • Shtisel
  • Casa di Papel☑️(88%)

DOCUMENTARIES

  • Catfish☑️(100%)
  • Social Dilemma☑️(87%)

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