Favorite films

  • Stop Making Sense
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Wendy and Lucy
  • Close-Up

Recent activity

  • Rounders


  • Midnight Run


  • The Velvet Underground


  • Punch-Drunk Love


Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • Harmontown


    Would make an alternatingly dull and fascinating double feature with "Shut Up and Play the Hits", a documentary of one of my other favorite navel-gazing-but-not-really-getting-there media creators. In each film the on-stage stuff sizzles while the interviews and behind the scenes work serve as hagiography that no one can really get behind. The alcoholism and abuse apologia threaded throughout is unforgivable, and even if Harmon knows this, that doesn't mean he has actually learned anything. You can hate yourself and…

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit


    was definitely fun to learn why i've had "no pain [record scratch], no pain [record scratch]" sloshing through my dim head every time i've gone through emotional hell since i was like 9 years old.

    gotta wonder, did barton fink ever find out about toontown?