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Favorite films

  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Handmaiden
  • Killing Time
  • Le Samouraï

Recent activity

  • Bringing Out the Dead


  • Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé


  • Dance Me Outside

  • Trudell


Pinned reviews

  • Dead Ringers

    Dead Ringers


    I wrote about Dead Ringers for Vulture, focusing on Rachel Weisz’s tremendous, career best performance. The series overall is a resplendent example of the feminine grotesque. The direction and cinematography is lush and precise. The acting is superb. It’s a lush, evocative, wild, feminist series that deserves to be studied and enjoyed. 

    Here’s an excerpt from the lede of my essay: Hearing Rachel Weisz say the word “cunt” is the auditory equivalent of biting into a piece of ultrafine dark chocolate. When it slips from her rosy lips — so languidly yet demanding of attention — I get a thrill: “Cunt.” 

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    hated having to write this pan. i wanted some joy instead i got a hollow story with terribly shot action and one of the most nonsensical plot lines i’ve seen in a while. 

    “Sadly, all that glittered in the franchise’s first outing is gone in Wonder Woman 1984. The disappointing sequel highlights not only the dire state of the live-action superhero genre in film, but the dire state of Hollywood filmmaking as a whole.” read my review at vulture. 

Recent reviews

  • Bringing Out the Dead

    Bringing Out the Dead


    Much to compliment and ponder. But mostly I just want to highlight how fucking fun Ving Rhames is in this.

  • Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

    Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé


    I reviewed Renaissance for Vulture. Except below:

    “Like the album and tour with which it shares a name, Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé seeks to be a celebration of Black queer joy. From the start, Beyoncé preaches her desire to create a “safe space.” “Renaissance means a new beginning,” she says; it’s a balm “after all we’ve been through in the world.” But what exactly is she referring to? The onslaught of death and illness brought on by the continuing…

Popular reviews

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho


    What the fuck was this mess? Starts off fun but falls apart when it reaches toward something meaningful and revealing to say about the way men use and abuse women. Devolves into a “damn, bitches be crazy” story that obliterates the good will it engenders. Also, kinda chuckled at the framing of Thomasin Mackenzie’s lead character as quiet, yearning, and picked on by vapid mean girls. (And not a good chuckle, mind you.) Anya Taylor Joy innocent.

    It’s a shame…this…

  • Nope



    I was really disappointed in this. It’s far from bad, just absolutely shrug worthy. The writing fails the actors. I had little sense of Daniel Kaluuya’s character. He also turns in a remarkably sedate performance that I blame the writing giving him little to hold onto. Keke Palmer is given more to do on the emotional front due to her relationship with her father; she’s an utter, charismatic delight. But I overall felt the actors didn’t really get anything interesting…