Favorite films

  • Son of Paleface
  • Paddington
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • The Thomas Crown Affair

Recent activity

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul


  • Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity


  • Sisu


  • Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile


Recent reviews

  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    The Super Mario Bros. Movie


    I literally watched this four times in one day, back to back to back to back, with a nap somewhere in the middle of all that.

    "Da-da, pause it. Don't turn it off, okay?"

    Nothing could prepare me for being a parent, except those countless hours playing Super Mario Bros.?

    PS -- Early, watermarked access because of my work... if only my children realized how lucky they are. ;)

  • Miley Cyrus – Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions)

    Miley Cyrus – Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions)


    Easy on the eyes and ears, so it's also easy to watch again. And, that's kind of the problem. I like it when Miley stretches her boundaries.

    Her career is a true artist's journey, and this seems to be a centering phase: safe and... easy. Even Bowie played it safe multiple times. This release is a very solid mostly-pop album with a perfectly packaged Backyard Session to accompany it.

    Final Verdict?
    Not as endless as I'd like...

Popular reviews

  • True Confessions

    True Confessions


    A friend recommended it to me, and I thought it was going to be one of those overlooked gems. It is, kind of.

    This film is brilliantly understated. It has the vibe of a novel more than a movie -- that's both it's greatest strength and weakness. The interactions are full of nuance, color, and subtext. The cast, made up largely of beloved character actors, are amazing. The dialog is top notch. For as little as was said, I constantly…

  • Boston Strangler

    Boston Strangler


    Rewatching Atonement put me in the mood for some Keira Knightly; I've always appreciated her. I think she's a very good actress, and her choices in projects have mostly delighted me. If I'm critical, her range maybe isn't as all encompassing as some of my favorites, but she's much better than most.

    I liked Boston Strangler a fair amount; it's about as solid as her acting (and it's in my wheelhouse). I really enjoy the way the movie twists from…