Favorite films

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Stalker
  • Wings of Desire
  • Near Dark

Recent activity

  • The Man They Could Not Hang


  • City So Real


  • The Black Room


  • The Masque of the Red Death


Pinned reviews

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch


    There’s a pillow shot at the end of the second article, in which Frances McDormand sits at her typewriter, on the far left of the frame, her back to the camera, writing. Bill Murray knocks on the door, then sticks his head into the room; McDormand gestures at the stack of papers sitting on a chair near him (the assignment he’s been waiting for) then turns and continues to type. Murray picks up the papers, scans the first one, pauses,…

  • The Blair Witch Project

    The Blair Witch Project


    Watching this movie for the first time sitting next to my husband, who is named Josh, was very unsettling.

    This felt like every urban legend, creepypasta, and nosleep Reddit thread distilled down into bare bones. I'm not sure it could have been made anywhere else. It's so ordinary and its characters are so self-important and insecure. It's an American ghost story brought to life, scuffed up and then abandoned like so much trash in the woods. I'm never going camping again.

Recent reviews

  • The Man They Could Not Hang

    The Man They Could Not Hang


    Hobbled by the Hays Code but it’s swift and to the point. Metal premise, solid cinematography, the streaks of gray in Karloff’s hair are doing a lot of work here.

  • City So Real

    City So Real


    "Politics is a blood sport in Chicago, and we love it." Cut to an underpaid poli-sci major combing through spreadsheets to find voter signature discrepancies. I love the editing on this doc; Steve James and co-editor David E. Simpson have an excellent sense for the little ironies that underline life here, the small dramas that can't sum up the trajectory of a single human life, but that work as shorthand for it anyway. James manages to find a portrait of a deeply broken and segregated city in the midst of all its contradictions. Essential viewing.

Popular reviews

  • A Room with a View

    A Room with a View


    Cecil is horrible and I want five of him

  • Nope



    Daniel Kaluuya reaching over to click the lock button on his truck is the funniest thing I've seen all year