Writer, literary scholar, cinephile, Wellesian

Favorite films

  • Chimes at Midnight
  • La Dolce Vita
  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
  • We All Loved Each Other So Much

Recent activity

  • Still Life


  • Encanto


  • Water Drips, Vanishes

  • Mandabi


Recent reviews

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    Puss in Boots: The Last Wish


    Genuinely terrifying big bad wolf with eerie Morricone-esque whistle theme, Jimmy Stewart cricket, gorgeous animation, effective voice-acting, effortless charm and heart over all.

    Very, very pleasantly surprised. This was pretty great.

  • Cesare



    In the prewar Netherlands, Jan Fabricius was one of the best known and respected playwrights. During the height of his popularity, around World War 1, he was considered one of the two leading Dutch playwrights along with Herman Heijermans, and in the theatre of the Dutch East Indies he remained the undisputed number one.

    Though best remembered for his plays set in the colony, such as Totok en Indo, Dolle Hans and Sonna, Fabricius’ oeuvre of over 40 plays is…

Popular reviews

  • Pebbles



    Even though I had planned not to review any IFFR movies, seeing all the low ratings and negative reviews Pebbles is getting so far on this app made me reconsider.
    (EDIT: I’m very glad to see that the ratings are now a lot higher than they were initially!)

    I suppose that, upon reading the description, the many viewers that expressed themselves negatively must have expected a father-child roadmovie in the tradition of Paper Moon. They must have been disappointed to find out…

  • Mank


    I can’t rate this movie, and I’ll tell you why.

    First I’d like to state the following:
    Mank is visually stunning, the score is fabulous, Gary Oldman is pretty good and from a technical point of view this might be one of the best movies to have come out this year.

    But then...

    Mank misses the spirit, sentiment and sharpness (at some point the movie leans into politics, and fails to prove any point at all; it’s just kinda boring and angry. Mank…