Favorite films

  • Manhunter
  • Cape Fear
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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  • The Dark Knight Rises


Pinned reviews

  • The Keep

    The Keep



    Double-Feature with Peter Hyams’ The Relic for Video Archives Podcast

    Amazing to see this on an actual original print and comparing to the digital copy I’ve had in standard definition, and you really see what a toss off this was for Paramount. They knew they had no way to sell this thing, so they just chopped it down to a tightish 90, didn’t give a shit about the sound mix, and hopefully sell this as some sort of weird,…

  • The Departed

    The Departed



    Took my mom to the screening, her first at New Beverly, and she had a great time. Remember begging my Dad to take me to see this back the weekend before Halloween ‘06, which ignited my interest in Scorsese. Had only seen Casino and The Color of Money prior to this and had slowly built up an interest in Directors in the year previous. Since then, with the exception of Hugo, seen every one of his movies in theaters…

Recent reviews

  • The Punisher

    The Punisher


    Man. 2004-05, if you weren’t a Spider-Man 2 or Batman Begins, you just didn’t know how to be a good superhero flick I guess. Have fond memories of watching this on a good bootleg dvd and playing the awesome follow-up game (which acted as more or less a sequel, and added more comic-booky elements like Iron Man cameos) on Xbox back in the day, and I was quite enjoying myself during this rewatch. But boy, oh boy, is this is a…

  • Hannibal



    Drops the tight-plotting and emotional grandeur of Manhunter & The Silence of the Lambs, and instead Ridley turns Lecter into a batshit Universal Monster and I just love this beautiful, blackly comedic trash.

Popular reviews

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon


    Bay's billion-dollar masterpiece. The most lucid concoction of unhinged Bayhem that we will likely ever get. The pre-credits sequence starting with the War for Cybertron, and then bringing in familiar motifs of Americana, cycling through the subsequent Space-Race - shades of JFK & Forrest Gump, with an elegant montage highlighting a darker undercurrent of '60s conspiracy. Bringing that era into our post-9/11 world and telling the parallel stories of Sam Witwicky's millenial self-loathing and Optimus Prime's cosmic struggle. It's The Tree of…

  • Manhunter




    The greatest movie ever. A movie about watching movies, our relationship to the images, how they have the power to make us feel. It’s how Graham learns to empathize with the Tooth Fairy, and how Dollarhyde sees and so desperately wants to feel. How Petersen and Noonan occupy and navigate their respective spaces, it’s an impressionists’ look into two damaged psyches, where Cox’s Leckter is framed the tightest and more clearly in control of his space, where his evil can…