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Favorite films

  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Midsommar
  • The Truman Show
  • Miracle Mile

Recent activity

  • Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story

  • Blood Simple


  • The Player


  • Wild Hogs

Recent reviews

  • Wild Hogs

    Wild Hogs


  • Duel



    Steven Spielberg’s first (made-for-TV) film is a white-knuckle ride that performs a careful ballet between camp and terror and rarely falters. The “inner thoughts” didn’t always work for me (Dennis Weaver’s performance is worthy enough without all of the voiceover), but overall this is one hell of a cinematic statement by a then-burgeoning great.

Popular reviews

  • Scream VI

    Scream VI

    Was Scream 6 good? Was it smart? Did anyone feel anything? Are we lying to ourselves? I don’t know. It was numbing, yet occasionally fun. It was numb fun. Keep making these?

    Nothing landed, kills nor jokes. Well, a body landed. The weight of the death did not. In fact, a lot of it felt weightless. Pointless. Gutless. How ironic. Stab stab. Shrug. Stop making these.

    The acting was atrocious! Perhaps in a clever way? Like the franchise knows that it’s one bad box office opening…

  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

    Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One


    The cracks are beginning to show, but that’s rather impressive for a series that’s seven films deep. I would have done a few things differently (one more script revision might not have been a bad idea), yet I’m not searching for some grand statement in the Mission Impossible franchise. This film did exactly what it came to do, with aplomb: make 2 hours and 45 minutes feel like 10 minutes and change.