Favorite films

  • Winchester '73
  • State Fair
  • Canyon Passage
  • The Hidden Fortress

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  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


  • Return of the Jedi


  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


  • What Is a Woman?

Recent reviews

  • The Dawn Patrol

    The Dawn Patrol


    It’s a remake Hawks’s 1930 film in the literal sense: almost word-for-word the same! And the action scenes are literally taken from it. That said, what you’re getting is the addition of some serious Hollywood star power. And that’s very much worth something. This is the version I would show to someone seeing the story for the first time. 

    Flynn is highly charismatic as usual, but you also get Niven and Rathbone playing somewhat against type. Really interesting and fun roles for both, I thought. And a couple of Ford regulars like Donald Crisp and Barry Fitzgerald are a nice addition.

  • What Is a Woman?

    What Is a Woman?

    There are masculine girls and feminine boys. What are we gonna do, carve them up?

Popular reviews

  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World


    From everything I’d heard about MASTER AND COMMANDER, I expected it to be great. But it surprised me in many ways. Mostly, its maturity and quietness.

    There’re fewer naval battles than I expected and more time getting to know the crew and the period details of life on the ship.

    The sound design is masterful. The score only comes in at key moments, so you’re mostly hearing the waves crack and the ship’s creaks.

    Visually, the staging and cinematography make…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once


    Begins with a Chinese immigrant family running a laundromat as they face an IRS audit (it’s a Tax Day movie!) and family troubles.

    Then, uh, some stuff happens, it goes insane, then basically tries and succeeds to fulfill the promise of the title. It’s a hyperactive exploration of post-modern mumbo jumbo that literally attempts to solve the meaning of life. It is not interested in subtlety or restraint.

    Oh, and it’s also a Kung fu film and Short Round is in…