Favorite films

  • The Tree of Life
  • Night Music
  • The Emblazoned Apparitions
  • Blissfully Yours

Recent activity

  • Ring


  • The Lad Goodbye


  • Black Ice


  • House


Recent reviews

  • Babylon



    A spun cinematic ode, of spotlit transience and material immortality; an industry overtaken by its own self-aggrandizing success, growing beyond its maker though materializing them in time - a promising study, explored enthusiastically; its kinetic balancing act messy but fun when in full swing - of a choreographed chaos, overenshrined in darkness but reaching for a broader bliss; its flowing movements appreciated, abrasive editing less so..

    Strong performances and sincerity carry as the film attempts to hamper its own objectives,…

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    Avatar: The Way of Water


    A torrential tech demo of weightless action; ecologically cushioned, its still stilted movements brushed aside by narrative padding - a smart decision, though one taken for more superficial ambitions; a corporately cinematic model of TV-lined franchising efforts, soullessly roping-off decades for releases - to uninpactful long-term ends, culturally if not certainly emotionally; the whole intrinsically averse to creative expression, designed instead for broad appeals.

    Technically, the work that's been done here is nothing to scoff at - the melding of…

Popular reviews

  • Soul Food

    Soul Food


    Soul Food is a movie about a big, humongous, black grandmother, aptly named Big Mama. Big Mama demonstrates her love by feeding herself and her offspring enormous amounts of pig lard. Then - get this - Big Mama's arteries are so clogged, they gotta amputate her leg. Then she dies of a heart attack, or another stroke, or something. And what does the family do after she dies? They get together for a Sunday dinner and eat the same food…

  • Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

    Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time


    Like a worst case scenario sequel to Before Sunrise (1995).