Favorite films

  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Holiday

Recent activity

  • Moonage Daydream

  • Don't Worry Darling

  • See How They Run

  • Almost Famous

Recent reviews

  • Moonage Daydream

    Moonage Daydream

    I love a survey! Truly I love watching an artist's body of work change over time, I love watching an artist think and then think better and then think worse and then think better-better. So this was largely extremely fun for me, loud and weird and bright (I didn't see it in IMAX but I did see it in a theater and I'm glad I did). Maybe: it leaned too hard on some (admittedly great) sources, maybe: it did great work casting Bowie's work as a series of deliberate, curious choices and then kind of trailed off. But I was never bored.

  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    A searing indictment on the enduring popularity of midcentury modern design among men who have podcasts! Just kidding, it's neither searing nor an indictment. It's shallow and wrongheaded, genre tourism with nice production design and some very attractive actors. This is not a movie about pleasure in any form, and it's baffling that it would ever be discussed in that way.

    In conclusion, I spent the whole last scene working out this joke, so get ready: Mad Max Fury Flo

Popular reviews

  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    It's a shame that the takeaway from this movie's success turned out to be "what if blockbusters had tons of cg" and not "what if blockbusters had compelling romantic plots."

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol


    This was the first Mission Impossible movie I ever saw, and I saw it as a goof. Every time I saw the trailer I'd sit there, smug, waiting for Tom Wilkinson to intone THE PRESIDENT HAS INITIATED GHOST PROTOCOL so that I could giggle myself silly. I did this so many times from summer to fall of 2011 that eventually I had to follow the bit to its conclusion, I had to see the stupid movie. I was, in the…