Jake Tropila

Writer for Film Inquiry and Optimism Vaccine. BA in Film Criticism and Media Theory from CSUN.

Favorite films

  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Heat

Recent activity

  • Metropolis


  • Mad God


  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness


  • The Robber


Recent reviews

  • Mad God

    Mad God


    A labor of love that I didn’t completely fall for, but there’s enough of a singular vision to give this a solid recommend. If an 85-minute glimpse into the nightmarish id of Phil Tippett via a largely context-free stop motion hellscape sounds enticing, seek this out immediately.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness


    A few minutes after my screening of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness started, a mom and a young boy — I’d guess he was maybe 12 or 13 weeks old — arrived at the couch, and sat down right next to me. At first I was annoyed because I’m a germaphobic weirdo and I like to keep a little space around me at the couch these days if at all possible. This mom and son didn’t even leave…

Popular reviews

  • RRR



    Quite possibly the greatest movie ever made. Every single sequence is overflowing with so much pure, unbridled, cinematic energy that it’s like watching a volcano give birth to the universe. The fucking best.

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    "Now, he's turning us into monsters."

    Get fucked.