24, he/him

TV shows in progress:
The Devil's Plan
Halt and Catch Fire

Favorite films

  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • A Star Is Born
  • Toni Erdmann
  • The Mother and the Whore

Recent activity

  • Jawan

  • Stop Making Sense

  • Parsi

  • Poison

Pinned reviews


Recent reviews

  • The Swan

    The Swan

    (watched this twice in a row but only feel like logging it the once)

  • Bay of Angels

    Bay of Angels


    He lets her bejeweled

Popular reviews

  • Armageddon Time

    Armageddon Time


    Think this basically works because it somehow has a clear understanding of the actual mechanics of how we got here. Obvious to bring up the title coming from Reagan’s speech about the end of the world, but it clicks into place when Anne Hathaway’s Esther expresses fear that Reagan will bring the country into nuclear war - that’s the Armageddon in question. But all the things they prize, the computers sitting as status symbols in the private school, the space…

  • Pacifiction



    Not gonna say the colonialism angle is a red herring, since it’s definitely part of the recipe, but the central idea here to me is rationalism: the idea/illusion of progress, the ends justifying any means, the cold, smiling violence of "everybody [having] his reasons". A kind of skewering of the French character only a non-Frenchman could make. It’s not gonna love you back.