Favorite films

  • Three Colors: Blue
  • Braveheart
  • Open Range
  • It's a Wonderful Life

Recent activity

  • Excalibur


  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages


  • Hansel and Gretel


  • Brothers


Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse


    Is “art film” The Lighthouse — which appears to be made with the art house theater in mind, not mall theaters — actually a crowd pleaser? It seems it may be!

    I loved The Lighthouse. Not that this proclamation will come as a surprise to anyone who follows my film writing. I loved writer/director Robert Eggers’s last film, the Calvinist/Colonial America/New England folktale/supernatural horror picture The Witch, and I enjoy Eggers’s well-written, well-read, well-researched, extremely technically minded approach to filmmaking…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


    Leonard Maltin wasn’t kidding when he called Into the Spiderverse “the most spectacular animated feature” he’s ever seen! I finally saw it, and it is truly incredible, an exhilarating experience. A true achievement for the medium, for the genre, for film in general. I’m not joking! It is the best Spider-Man movie, without a doubt in my mind, for the way it depicts the idea at the heart of the Spider-Man comics of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko: that Spider-Man…