Favorite films

  • Alien
  • Strangers on a Train
  • West Side Story
  • The Wages of Fear

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  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers


  • The Dead Zone


  • Orphan


  • The Grudge


Recent reviews

  • The Grudge

    The Grudge


    Not quite as effective as the original for me, going for bigger, more conventionally structured shocks over the Japanese version’s creeping, inescapable dread. In the first Ju-on, Shimizu does his best to make you feel like this story is happening in real places to real people; here, there’s more of a distance between us and the story, more polished aesthetics to clarify that this is the world of a film. “Not quite as effective” isn’t the same as “not effective”,…

  • Special Effects

    Special Effects


    For such an incredibly layered, brain-achingly meta film with so much to say about filmmaking, voyeurism, and the act of performance, I spent a whole lot of time thinking “wow, the main theme sounds disturbingly like Careless Whisper”.

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