Favorite films

  • Halloween
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Fits
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening

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  • No One Will Save You


  • Fair Play


  • The Origin of Evil


  • The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster


Recent reviews

  • No One Will Save You

    No One Will Save You


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A nearly dialogue-free, arthouse alien invasion horror, No One Will Save You is part Arrival part Scary Movie 3 — the latter comparison is less so a praise as the creature design in this film feels uninspired and the alien reveal comes way too early and they end up looking like those corny spoof aliens that pissed out of their hands. I would be scared  if these aliens weren’t so over the top.

    Kaitlin Dever is excellent though, nearly in…

  • Fair Play

    Fair Play


    Fair Play is an update on the 90s erotic thriller formula. Thinking 1994’s Disclosure with Michael Douglas and Demi Moore as an obvious comparison on the surface. 

    But once writer/director Chloe Domont relinquishes the film of its genre conventions and expositional dialogue and instead subverts audiences with unexpected turns and a jaw dropper of a final scene, the film taps into something more nuanced and unsettling; not necessarily deep but the film becomes a more grim, provocative (less erotic) romance thriller by the end. 

    Watched at the Paris Theater in NYC.

Popular reviews

  • Zola



    “Who’s looking out for me?”

    Through the high energy, bombastic and often times hilarious cinematic experience, I hope audiences remember that line — and that it sticks with them long after the credits, as it did with me.

    Who’s protecting Zola? Who protects Black women? Sex workers? This bold and intelligent film asks the audience these questions. Skillfully flipping the camera onto us. 

    A Twitter-made-for-cinema experiment that nearly knocks it out of the park for me. Director Janicza Bravo is an…

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car


    Just seen one of the best films from 2021. Didn’t even realize 3 hours had passed, I was ready for more. Plus when those opening credits started 1 hour into the film I gasped — I LOVE a creative use of opening credits.

    Drive My Car is a knockout. A carefully observed drama, that sucked me in scene after scene. Character after character. Completely fascinating and even cathartic when it comes to exploring the human condition.

    Watched at Film Forum in NYC.