Favorite films

  • Drunken Master
  • Double Indemnity
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Do the Right Thing

Recent activity

  • Breaking the Waves


  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage


  • Past Lives


  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


Recent reviews

  • Breaking the Waves

    Breaking the Waves


    Lars is such a tough hang - paralysis, a depressing setting and color palate, and tough scenes involving sex and religion. Across 2.40mins. And still, Breaking the Waves was engrossing. And fascinating. And grim. And complicated in its religious perspective. Bergman-like but with the Lars provocation.

    Emily Mortimer is simply breathtaking. The prayer scenes surely an influence for Gollum's self argument in Two Towers.

    I loved the chapter headings with classic songs playing over a nearly still, painting-like shot of the beautiful scenery.

    This will sit with me, and is, 24 hours later.

  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage


    I love the weirdness, the odd ball style. Shades of Wicker Man, and this feels like it had more of an influence on De Palma (at least dressed to kill, blow out) than Hitchcock.

    Not overly scary and no characters with any personality and yet.. the music and the camera angles and the sounds and the art work and the weird cat guy and the staging. It's all so much fun.

Popular reviews

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder


    Nearly two hours of Taika Waititi humour before it remembers its an action film and has to conclude. That's not a slight for me as I love Taika's irreverence and i care not for Marvel's world or any semblance of mythos. But it's not one for the purists and some will no doubt be very upset.

    Plus as a New Zealander the constitution says i have to enjoy a film directed by a kiwi or my passport gets revoked.

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    Man with a Movie Camera

    Once upon a time in 1929 in the Soviet Union there was a man with a movie camera. This man filmed people living their lives. He did so in a way that had never been seen before. And it was great.

    The end.