I used to give everything 4 stars now I give everything 3 and a half stars

Favorite films

  • The Shining
  • Safe
  • The Piano Teacher
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Recent activity

  • Erin Brockovich


  • Under the Skin


  • Her


  • Querelle


Recent reviews

  • Erin Brockovich

    Erin Brockovich


    Watched this on my flight to Athens—good airplane movie! Endlessly quotable, very thrilling, and has tons of moments of cathartic triumph.

     Sometimes I kind of found the Erin dialogue to grate a little—like I’m sorry but are we REALLY to believe she’s soooo much smarter than every single lawyer out there? But still exciting to watch Julia in this role. The film does a good job of emphasizing how important the character’s human touch is to the case.

    Aaron Eckhart in this is sooooo l-o-l.

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin


    I got halfway through this once and then stopped for some reason but this is my first time finishing. What a film! I didn’t realize watching it that so much of it was hidden camera, with non actors. It creates a quality, especially in crowded scenes such as the mall, where banal human life comes across as profoundly uncanny and alien

    Amazing score. Creepy and stunning visuals in the void. When the film ends in the surreal, almost Annihilation-esque scene…

Popular reviews

  • The Menu

    The Menu


    I was having fun at the start but the whole thing started to become pretty tedious pretty quick (the cheeky captions drove me insane). The whole vibe of this is so self satisfied and trying to be edgy, and I find whatever type of class commentary it’s trying to make to be pretty incoherent. 

    I feel like a big problem maybe is that the script isn’t strong enough for this to be a mostly single set film. I was longing…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once


    Went into this as charitably and openly as I could but good god what an excruciatingly tedious and ugly (that filter??) film.

    I refuse to accept that anyone actually derives any joy from this convoluted “multiverse” shit—these multiverse stories seem designed not to create any kind of dynamic narrative but rather to just weave a web that a certain type of pedantic nerdy viewer can watch and exclaim “I get it!”. And to these poor souls, I say: “congratulations.”