Favorite films

  • Paris, Texas
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Mulholland Drive
  • No Country for Old Men

Recent activity

  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar


  • Poison


  • The Rat Catcher


  • The Swan


Recent reviews

  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar


    Review for The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, The Swan, The Rat Catcher, and Poison as an anthology film in one viewing: The most elegantly staged audiobooks you could ever ask for. Unlike Fantastic Mr. Fox, and I didn't read or can't remember the original stories enough to say for certain, it feels like all of the script is pretty much straight from the page? I can't say that I'm a fan of Wes leaning away from his own scripts…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049


    I spent a lot of Friday rooting for dudes and their Krieger Technology virtual girlfriends fighting the programming. "Wanna go for a ride?" BRRRRMMMMWAAAAAAAHHHH. Inexplicably, *chills*.

    Does for Blade Runner what Tron:Legacy did for Tron, maybe with a bit more on its mind. Villeneuve (and Deakins) takes everything that worked about the original and its visual and aural palette, and expands on it in a way that is both logical and breathtaking. Not only that, it's the perfect "Yes, and..."…

Popular reviews

  • Asteroid City

    Asteroid City


    This feels like the culmination of late-period Wes, though he's been contending with Brecht in some way since that copy of The Royal Tenenbaums was checked out of the library. Maybe that should be considered a warning by now, but I think he finally, mostly accomplishes what he's been setting out to do in his last few efforts, where the Brechtian device is layering emotion and enhancing its resonance rather than partitioning the characters off in their own twee diorama…

  • Babylon



    From his affection for jazz to pachyderms to crawling up his own ass, Chazelle has truly ascended as The Scatman. I'm developing a The Gray Man Theory, whereby an increasing number of useless title cards are directly correlational to a movie's diminishing quality, but now with a Babylon corollary: if I had walked out after the film's main title card, I would have doubled the amount of stars and saved four-fifths the time. The movie flags for most of its…