Favorite films

  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Charade
  • The Terminator
  • Before Sunset

Recent activity

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves


  • The Man Who Wasn't There


  • Mission: Impossible II


  • The Princess Bride


Recent reviews

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

    Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves


    Being a Dungeons & Dragons neophyte, I have no doubt a lot of things went clean over my head. But that doesn't stop this being far and away the most accessible adaptation we were probably going to get.

    The whole cast, particularly Chris Pine and Regé-Jean Page, is on point, knowing exactly what kind of movie they're in and finding the right semi-serious notes to play. Cinematography is fantastic, particularly an early chase scene that nearly convinces you it was done…

  • The Man Who Wasn't There

    The Man Who Wasn't There


    The Coen brothers' take on classic noir retrains their droll sensibilities while also being one of the most emotionally nuanced things they've ever done. Sure, there are still touches of their absurdist humor now and again (one pivotal scene feels like it was directed by David Lynch), but otherwise the tragedy of the man who would have been just fine being the barber is wonderfully understated, buoyed by an excellent cast and characteristically brilliant cinematography by Roger Deakins. Every genre…

Popular reviews

  • The Dead Zone

    The Dead Zone


    For some reason I'm experiencing a resurgence in my love for Stephen King, having dedicated most of my late teens and twenties to his books before falling off for several years. Not that there's ever a bad time to get (back) into King, but it feels just a bit random. Then again, so is life, which is probably how we got the most normal film David Cronenberg ever made until he went more or less mainstream with A History of…

  • Belfast



    Two weeks at my parent's house and I've watched more movies than I do in two months. I feel lazy.

    Who would have thought Kenneth Branagh had this much sentimentality in him? A semi-autobiographical tale of growing up with chaos just around the corner, Belfast is certainly the most personal thing he has ever done, and that ring of authenticity pulses underneath every moment of its surprisingly fleet running time. But then it goes and reminds you it's a Kenneth…