Favorite films

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • The Secret in Their Eyes
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

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  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special


  • Werewolf by Night


  • The Inspection


  • Empire of Light


Pinned reviews

  • There There

    There There


    Andrew Bujalski has long been a recursive and unique filmmaker starting with “Funny Haha” he has told humanistic stories with a hushed sound coined and occasionally praised as mumblecore. “There There” sees Bujalski in a new situation, as an off-site director. Relying on his strong editing to create the impression that you’re between the two people in the intimate conversations he’s conjured.

    Interview with Andrew Bujalski

    The film opens with Lili Taylor and Lennie James sharing a bed following a…

  • The New World

    The New World


    Discussed HERE

    "There's something I know when I'm with you that I forget when I'm away. Tell me, my love. Did you wish for me to come back and live with you again?" -Captain Smith

    Almost 15 years ago this was my first Malick film. I must have been in my last year of middle school or thereabouts when this picture floored me and wracked my young mind with feeling I was unequipped to fully collate. I didn't know how…

Recent reviews

  • Smile



    Generational trauma is so hot right now.

    Strong sound design, rather conventional everywhere else.

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery


    While the film is propulsive enough to remain engaging, for the majority of Glass Onion I was unable to take it or it's stakes seriously. At some point it became clear that the film was working wholly to deliver a caricature of a whodunnit. And while it contains many of the machinations that make the genre inexhaustible it failed to engage me in the most crucial of the genre's conventions. The consequences.

    And no film that's rights sold for hundreds of millions of dollars should ever contain multiple scenes with ADR issues. There's a difference between giving directors artistic freedom and holding them to standards.

Popular reviews

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods


    Discussed Here

    No substance to content. One of the most droll and uninteresting high profile pictures in a long time. Everything felt mashed together without cohesion, the socio-economic and political points made were undercut by it's very narrative. The basic premise of Triple Frontier watered down with moments that are poorly stylized and seem to belong to entirely different films. I don't know what movie everyone else is seeing because this was as close to awful as I've seen from…

  • Midsommar



    What a killer way to teach someone how to cope with death.

    I was wrapped up in Midsommar the entire time. It felt like an unflinching and uncompromising bit of autership that rubbed me in all the right ways, regarding death, paranoia, loneliness, fear, desire, and unspoken truth. As of now I like it more than Hereditary. We'll see if that's true on rewatch.

    Super rich world, very tapestral and nuanced. The attention to detail with a particular side character suffering injuries made the world feel incredibly real. Ari Aster is out here making movies that will transcend generations.