Favorite films

  • City Girl
  • Voyage to the Beginning of the World
  • Egg
  • The Battle of Chile: Part I

Recent activity

  • City of the Living Dead

  • Henry V

  • The Apartment

  • All Fall Down


Recent reviews

  • All Fall Down

    All Fall Down


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    All Fall Down is interesting as a little snapshot of a culture in transition. The movie seems to have one foot in the James Dean '50s and another in the Dennis Hopper '60s.

    It’s pretty remarkable how quickly the switch flicked for Hollywood, it's crazy that Splendour in the Grass and Bonnie and Clyde came out just six years apart, but this movie’s earthiness and lack of moral absolutism perhaps hints at what was to come: after all, this does share an original writer with Midnight Cowboy. By contrast the stuff with his younger brother is dramatically rudimentary.

  • Splendor in the Grass

    Splendor in the Grass

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    Crucial to understanding Warren Beatty’s duelling reputations of New Hollywood auteur and frivolous playboy is his first film: a glossy melodrama by Elia Kazan that revolves around the concept that the Beatty peen is so good Natalie Wood could be driven to hysterical mania by its absence.

    As someone without an appetite for ‘50s melodrama and this particular brand of Americana this never settled into a groove I could enjoy. Wood, Beatty and Barbara Loden are all excellent…

Popular reviews

  • Pitch Perfect 3

    Pitch Perfect 3


  • Hamilton



    What happens when you combine the obnoxious visual approach to music of Baz Luhrmamn, the historical revisionism of Tarantino, the rapping ability of Will Smith and the problematic whitewashing of a ninth grade history textbook with the intolerable narcissism of Lin Manuel Miranda? Hamilton!, A frighteningly popular piece of music theatre that asks young people to look up to slave owners who set up the apparatus of systemic racism that still cripples the lives and socioeconomic development of millions of people…