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Favorite films

  • Breakaway
  • Weekend
  • The Quince Tree Sun
  • Tokyo Sonata

Recent activity

  • The Night of the Hunter

  • The New World

  • Petite Maman

  • Panic in the Streets

Recent reviews

  • The New World

    The New World

    Original theatrical cut, which clarified something about the movie for me. Screened with a package of trailers for The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life, and To the Wonder, which taken together hint at the evolution of the “late Malick” style, i.e., what’s often pejoratively spoken about in terms of gliding and twirling movements on behalf of the camera operators and performers, respectively. What you notice looking at these movies together is that Malick tends to attract movie stars,…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    I haven't seen Glazer's latest yet and revisited this on a whim, having not seen it in almost a decade. I don't really know what to make of Glazer yet; I recognize his talent without being able to accept any of his films as complete successes. The first half of Under the Skin gets close to that status for me, it's a bit obsessed with abstracting the source material but the hidden-camera encounters between the creature and her targets suggest…

Popular reviews

  • Zola


    Riley Keough deserves either a Nobel Prize or jail

  • TÁR


    The reputation that Todd Field has accrued in the last decade or so seems to me to be based mostly on hot air. Field acted in Eyes Wide Shut, made two well-received literary adaptations (which were Kubrick's stock-in-trade) and has been attached to a few more over the years that never came to fruition. The one that did more than anything to create an aura of genius around his name was the rumor that he was developing Blood Meridian with…