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Evan C

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    Being led on an illegal suicide mission by a selfish maniac.

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    Church organist
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    The Jaguar Shark
  • Favorite movies
    The Double Life of Veronique - Kieslowsk WALL-E - StantonA Man for All Seasons - ZinnemannCasablanca - CurtizSingin' in the Rain - Donen and KellyHenry V - BranaghRebecca - HitchcockFaust - MurnauBabette's Feast - AxelSweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street - BurtonThree Colors Trilogy - KieslowskiThe Lord of the Rings (extended editions) - JacksonIt's a Wonderful Life - Capra Vertigo - HitchcockDr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - KubrickThe Red Shoes - Powell and PressburgerBringing Up Baby - HawksThe Godfather Part II - CoppolaFinding Nemo - StantonSophie Scholl the Final Days - RothemundThe Pianist - PolanskiPaths of Glory - KubrickChariots of Fire - HudsonAll About Eve - Mankiewicz
  • Favorite music
    Quartet for the End of Time - Olivier MessiaenPrelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - Claude DebussyThe Rite of Spring - Igor StravinskyEroica Symphony - Ludwig van BeethovenSunday in the Park with George - Stephen SondheimMeditations on the Mystery of the Holy Trinity - Olivier MessiaenSt. Matthew Passion - J. S. BachFantasia and Fugue in G minor - J. S. Bach Prelude and Fugue on the Name of 'Alain' - Maurice DurufleMagical Mystery Tour - The BeatlesPiano Etudes - Gyorgy Ligeti Symphony no. 6 - Louis VierneDialogues of the Carmelites - Francis PoulencRigoletto - Giuseppe Verdi
  • Favorite creative writing
    The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkeinPerelandra by C. S. LewisThe Hobbit by TolkeinThe Woman in White by Wilkie CollinsThe Screwtape Letters by LewisFox in Socks by Dr. SeussThe Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. ChestertonKing Lear by ShakespeareMy Cousin Rachel by Daphne du MaurierA Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensThe Possessed by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Favorite visual art
    Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

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  1. I'll write one or two. My first choices are The Double Life of Veronique and The Assassin, but I'd be equally happy with The Insider, Red Beard, or Pan's Labyrinth.
  2. The results are up! Request write-ups over there
  3. The list has finally arisen from its long slumber, and here it is: Ikiru (Kurosawa, 1952) Something, Anything (Harrill, 2014) The Double Life of Veronique (Kieslowski, 1991) Spirited Away (Miyazaki, 2001) Red Beard (Kurosawa, 1965) Andrew The Assassin (Hou, 2015) The Trial (Welles, 1962) magadizer The Secret of Kells (Moore and Twomey, 2009) Wings of Desire (Wenders, 1987) The Insider (Mann, 1999) Joe Versus the Volcano (Shanley, 1990) Arrival (Villeneuve, 2016) Marty (Delbert Mann, 1955) Mr. Arkadin Malcolm X (Lee, 1992) Cleo from 5 to 7 (Varda, 1962) Picnic at Hanging Rock (Weir, 1975) This Is Martin Bonner (Hartigan, 2013) The Truman Show (Weir, 1998) The New World (Malick, 2005) Fearless (Weir, 1993) John Drew Punch-Drunk Love (Anderson, 2002) John Drew Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Spielberg, 1977) Pan's Labyrinth (Del Toro, 2006) Knight of Cups (Malick, 2015) The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011) Please keep the results to yourselves until the Image webpage is up. Greg has promised he will get on that once we've submitted all the write-ups. For requesting write-ups, priority will be given first to the nominator, then to the seconder, then to whomever asks for it first. If two people really want the same film, please discuss it among yourselves and see if one of you would be willing to take another film. A film is not assigned until it has been crossed out and the assigned A&F member's name written next to it. For submitting the write-ups either email me or use messenger here. Remember, write-ups are short, one paragraph, about 120-150 words. If you volunteer for a write-up, aim to have it completed in three weeks. Also, was it a 2 or 3 film limit per director? If 2, the next two films are Groundhog Day and Tender Mercies.
  4. 2017 Arts & Faith Ecumenical Jury

    I'm happy to participate again.
  5. Mother! (Darren Aronofsky)

    The woman in the last shot is definitely a different actress, and I assumed the one burning in the first shot was as well.
  6. Mother! (Darren Aronofsky)

    I liked it. *runs and hides*
  7. A better film about...

    Ocean's 11 is a better version of Logan Lucky.
  8. Review Haiku

    Yes to all of them. Stalker?
  9. Mother! (Darren Aronofsky)

    I don't know, but the first thing I think of when seeing the Jennifer Lawrence poster is this, which would be a very interesting take on mothering:
  10. Luc Besson Sci-Fi project

    Yeah, that's one of the few places where it briefly stalls, but Laureline's love monologue is easily better than Anne Hathaway's in Interstellar. Anyway, I wrote a second short review detailing all the aspects that make it work so well for me.
  11. Dunkirk

    I was back and forth throughout, admiring the ambition and intensity but unsure how I felt about it thematically or formally, until the climax thoroughly won me over, convincing me that Nolan's approach to making the audience survive the rescue mission was a masterstroke. My review: https://catholiccinephile.wordpress.com/2017/07/24/dunkirk/ And for the record, while I admire the scope and ambition of Interstellar more than any Nolan film except Dunkirk, because of the clumsy third act, Interstellar is hands down, my least favorite Nolan film. So, make of that what you will regarding my opinion of Dunkirk.
  12. Movie Calendar

    Chungking Express - the first section of the film concludes on May 1st, and we see a calendar change to April 29th and 30th leading up to that.
  13. Memento (2000)

    This one is pretty good.
  14. Spider-Man: Homecoming

    I agree with Film Crit Hulk's take wholeheartedly, both in terms of its strengths and weaknesses, and especially about how it suffers from the "Marvel fatal flaw." I think my biggest problem was the first hour was basically a repetition of the same idea: Peter want's to be on the Avengers, so he blows off his friends and chances to do anything at school, over and over and over and over and over again. Honestly, I felt at least half an hour could have been cut without any real loss. As regards Keaton's line about "Native Americans," I believe the preferred term has actually gone back to being American Indians, because Native Americans more accurately refers to the Inuit, or that's what I was told by scholars studying music traditions of American Indians, so in addition to the line not making sense in context, it was dating itself as well. The one scene that really stuck out to me as pointless and out of place was the gym scene where the three girls are playing Marry, F*ck, or Murder with members of the Avengers. I'm sure high-schoolers play that parlor game, but I'm equally sure that the high-schoolers who do don't censor the f-word when they play it, which of course had to be done to keep a PG-13 rating. And since that's the case, why script it in the first place? And speaking of needless crudity, I'm sure every middle-schooler with the name Peter is really going to hate the film, or at least the party scene at Liz's. On the plus side, Keaton is one of the best Marvel villains, the tie into Civil War was well done, and Holland is a very likeable Peter and Spiderman.
  15. Criterion sale at Barnes & Noble

    Charade was at the top of mine, but I couldn't find the Blu-ray anywhere in the store, even though the computer said it was in stock, so I figured I'd wait until next sale.