opinions changing by the second; always looking for new insight and reasons to revisit and/or change my mind

Favorite films

  • Yi Yi
  • Short Term 12
  • Sucker Punch
  • Make Way for Tomorrow

Recent activity

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice


  • Black Swan


  • Man of Steel


  • Elevator to the Gallows


Recent reviews

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice


    Ooh, this is interesting. I had a lot more mixed feelings on this watch -- I know I'm rating this highly but I had a lot of problems with it, while other areas I admired even more. Most of my issues were with the narrative -- Chris Terrio is, in a lot of ways, kind of a problem. I kept alternating between 3 and 3.5 stars, until the concluding battle which pushed me to a narrow 4, but a 4…

  • Black Swan

    Black Swan


    What would you do to be perfect? Just once? For a lifetime?

    Black Swan is a deeply troubling picture that seemed to arrive at just the right time, when we talk about weight loss and personal drive -- what would we do to transform ourselves for the superficial reality of performance? Applause to fill the gap between us and our invisible audience? Noise to fill a non-existent meter...the pain, the strife, so that we can be broken, so our…

Popular reviews

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel


    Listen...I'm trying not to be bad faith here, I'm really not...I'm sure I've appeared extra negative these past couple days, but...

    This is the Don't Look Up of the Me Too movement.

    This 2 and a half hour long movie is literally this parody sketch from SNL if it were completely serious about its premise:

    I think I would've been kinder to it had Ridley Scott not behaved the way he did in interviews preceding and following its release.…

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up


    What can I say?

    I'm not sure. Amidst the discourse of Don't Look Up, largely simplified, non-explanatory reviews have decided this is fun or condescending. What I have been hoping for is a conversation, and that hasn't been present. What I was hoping when jumping into this was to be angry at it, but I'm not. What I am is disappointed. Deeply, irrevocably disappointed. Now, I understand why people enjoy this -- I don't put it past anyone for doing…