"Every visit to the cinema leaves me, against all my vigilance, stupider and worse."

Favorite films

  • I Am Michael
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  • White Man's Burden


  • Grizzly Man


  • F for Fake


  • Maximum Overdrive


Recent reviews

  • White Man's Burden

    White Man's Burden

    wild anyone thought this was a good idea!!

  • Dune



    Does it seem like way more people talk at the movies since theaters re-opened?

    Portland used to be very good about this. In the last few years it became hit or miss, but still mostly okay.

    I haven't been to a single movie since June where I wasn't stuck by somebody jabbering the whole time.

Popular reviews

  • Somewhere



    There's a discomfiting commentary on gender and performance embedded in two scenes that happen in close conjunction. Two women in sexy tennis outfits perform a strip tease to Amerie's "1 Thing" for Dorff's character in his hotel room. He lays back in his bed, engaged but non-participatory. When they finish he claps. Later Elle Fanning skates around an ice rink spinning and dancing to Gwen Stefani's "Cool," her outfit more modest but not extremely so. Dorff's posture is similar as…

  • Rushmore



    This is probably one of the few films I enjoy that I have a strong personal history with. A complicated history that makes me feel unreasonably attached to the film. Most movies I liked when I was younger I rewatch and don't like. I don't have a lot of respect for my taste as a youth, especially as a teenager. This is a film that I have liked, more or less, ever since I saw it. I loved it as…