Favorite films

  • The Tree of Life
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Collateral

Recent activity

All
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    ★★★★½

  • Pearl

    ★★★★

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    ★★★★★

  • Miracle of Flight

    ★★★½

Pinned reviews

More
  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    ★★★★★

    When I rewatch films that I was introduced to and loved in high school, it’s always interesting to see what holds up now versus what did then. After watching North By Northwest in my senior year film history class, it became an immediate favorite. I’ve held it in that place since, but haven’t gone back to see if it really held up that way. After thinking about Cary Grant’s suit all day, I popped in the blu-ray tonight, and I’m glad…

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    ★★★★★

    This has been in my favorite movie trifecta for ages alongside Seven Samurai and The Tree of Life. It was one of the first movies I ever really fell in love with after buying a Man With No Name collection DVD at Costco when I was 13 years old. As I swiftly approach my 27th birthday here in two weeks’ time, I put this in to start the holiday weekend, watching it with my dad who introduced me to Eastwood…

Recent reviews

More
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    ★★★★½

    In all my years, I’ve never seen this movie in its entirety. It being included in my theaters fall classics programming was exciting, and I’m super glad I got to go see this! The influence this would go on to have on films like, most obviously, Rat Race is palpable. Featuring a massive cast, beautiful locations, and plenty of hilarious moments, this is a blast. 

    The cast of this film is massive. Spencer Tracy as Captain Culpepper of the Santa Rosita…

  • Pearl

    Pearl

    ★★★★

    X was an interesting foray into this now-existing cinematic universe. Ti West’s introduction with that film introduced us to a troupe of pornographers in the 1970s who were attempting to film on a rural farm in Texas. The influence of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was palpable, but even with its influences on its sleeve, it was still an enjoyable, albeit occasionally fatty, experience. 

    In Pearl, Mia Goth remains our main character, this time being transported to 1918 as Pearl. While…

Popular reviews

More
  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★★

    A solid movie to go into without knowing anything. Fun story, interesting characters, and one of the wildest tone shifts I’ve ever seen. Worth your money. 

    4/5

    Watched in the theater

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ½

    “During the Vietnam War, every respectable artist in this country was against the war. It was like a laser beam. We were all aimed in the same direction. The power of this weapon turns out to be that of a custard pie dropped from a stepladder six feet high.”

    That quote is from Kurt Vonnegut, and was immediately at the forefront of my brain while watching Don’t Look Up. Liberal snark is the name of the game here, and despite…