Favorite films

  • Jurassic Park
  • The Godfather
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Prestige

Recent activity

  • Maps to the Stars


  • There's Always Tomorrow


  • Orphan: First Kill


  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


Pinned reviews

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather


    Now you come and say "Don Corleone, give me justice." But you don't ask with respect. You don't offer friendship. You don't even think to call me "Godfather." You come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married and you ask me to do murder - for money

    This was playing at AMC in Dolby AND was included in my AMC Stubs membership. It was an offer I couldn't refuse...
    When the only flaw a film…

  • Moneyball



    The problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams and there are poor teams. Then there's fifty feet of crap, and then there's us

    I worked at a 19 screen movie theatre when this came out and hadn't seen it in the first week or two but once it went upstairs to one of the four smallest auditoriums where films go in their last week I decided to catch it before it was gone for good. And…

Recent reviews

  • Maps to the Stars

    Maps to the Stars


    Generally satires are not my cup of tea and that's the case here, although I'm not sure how much Maps to the Stars is a satire versus a bad heightened drama about showbiz that's trying to make some sort of comment on Hollywood and maybe mental health? The dialogue is awful, the story says nothing new about fame and goes to some bizarre places and exists in a world where everyone knows each other and are connected in multiple ways,…

  • There's Always Tomorrow

    There's Always Tomorrow


    🎶 Sometimes in our lives
    We all have pain
    We all have sorrow
    But if we are wise
    We know that there's always tomorrow 🎵

    My third Sirk film in less then a month so I was prepared for the heightened drama, my third Barbara Stanwyck+Fred MacMurray film so I was prepared for the perfect chemistry and I knew it was made in the 50's so I was prepared for the misogyny of a woman only wanting to be a…

Popular reviews

  • Beau Is Afraid

    Beau Is Afraid


    Alternate title: Hereditary

    Alternate, alternate title: Climax

    Alternate, alternate, alternate title: Mother!

    Alternate, alternate, alternate, alternate title: Joker

    Alternate, alternate, alternate, alternate, alternate title: Society

    This has to be a prank, right? A24 is messing with all the bros who automatically love anything the studio puts out and decide to test that devotion by releasing a three hour long therapy session that asks the viewer to do all the heavy lifting of ascribing meaning to a meandering and dull as…

  • The Batman

    The Batman


    Not as amazing as the rapturous fan response would have led me to believe but certainly not terrible by any means this is a well put together film that's just too long and doesn't break enough new ground to justify the runtime with the eventual resolution to the mystery not being worth the huge time investment to get to what is a pretty standard reveal of motives for the villain.
    Matt Reeves has some spectacular shots that are very evocative…