Wilbur Mercer

"I was thinking how nothing lasts, and what a shame that is."

Favorite films

  • The Tree of Life
  • 8½
  • The Act of Killing
  • Come and See

Recent activity

  • Transformers: Rise of the Beasts


  • Past Lives


  • The Fisher King


  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore


Recent reviews

  • Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

    Transformers: Rise of the Beasts


    I never saw bumblebee, but this is the best transformers movie. Head and shoulders above. This has the same energy as the last fast and furious movie, it’s just a lot of fun. I know Diesel may see it another way, but fun is where it’s at. The movie gets it, and really sets you up for the sequel in a major way. 

    I grew up with Beast Wars, had the Optimus Primal toy. Tears on my eyes seeing the…

  • Past Lives

    Past Lives


    Big feelings in such a tight movie. Wonderfully shot, wonderful story, wonderful performances, wonderful score and it’s just a wonderful movie

Popular reviews

  • Devs



    I won't try and structure this as a review, I guess this is more of a rambling off the cuff sort of deal.

    So here it goes, and if it makes no sense, well I blame the show.

    Alex Garland was on the cusp, for me, of being a capital D dude. As in, I would always show up like a loyal subject, always and forever a fanboy. His previous work, whether as a writer or director, even both, has…

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems


    I remember during the press tour of Good Time, how the Safdie Brothers couldn't stop talking about the movie they really wanted to make. Here you are with the biggest film of their career, getting a ton of interest, love, support and goodwill from everyone, and they were like "Thanks, but this jewel movie though". Honestly, I don't think I've ever seen something like that before, which only made me more interested in it. Which was hard to do because,…