Favorite films

  • Paco
  • Que Viva Mexico!
  • Love in the Time of Twilight
  • Irma Vep

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  • Past Lives

  • Fight Club

  • Nowhere


  • Knife+Heart

Pinned reviews

  • Paco



    Adelaide Film Festival 2022 #11 ("work-in-progress screening")

    Let’s get it out right off the bat(mos): Tim Carlier’s debut feature is an incredible accomplishment; at once a scrappy “friends make a movie” movie and a work of fully-formed comic and cinematic sensibility, if not maybe actual genius. The premise is simple: actress leaves film set with a mic, sound recordist has to get it back. What follows is an odyssey through parks, city blocks, house parties, churches and liminal spaces, uncovering…

  • Memoria



    Movie you take a walk after and it's one of the best walks of your life.

Recent reviews

  • Past Lives

    Past Lives

    First solo trip to the cinema in yonks (The Velvet Queen on 11th Jan to be precise). Really scratched that itch for a good character piece in ways I wasn't expecting. Saves its best scene for right near the end and demolished me a bit. Real goldilocks movie - juuuuuust right.

    Bestie had his fate sealed the moment she got named after Leonard Cohen.

  • Nowhere



    Don't know if this seeing this at 15 would have been deeply formative or if I'd have completely rejected it, but either way my tastes are perfectly attuned to it now. All-timer opening/closing needle drops and wall-to-wall greatness in between.

Popular reviews

  • Space Jam: A New Legacy

    Space Jam: A New Legacy


    The World is Hell: Hopeless Cinema

    [more to come...writing something large-ish but I'm feeling worse the longer I think about this and need to go to bed]

    Update: More thoughts added

    I have spent several hours now performing an exorcism on myself and I still only feel marginally better than I did when the lights came on and I emerged from the interminable hellscape that is this fucking movie. It is a million times more apocalyptically bleak than you could…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things


    Please get over yourself.

    My feelings may change, and it's been a hot minute since I've seen any Kaufman so I may be in a weird place with him, but a lot of this was insufferable and crushingly disappointing. Synecdoche, Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine are three films I adore, and here I just feel none of the humanity or creativity that makes those films so special. Sure, there's discomfort and moments of deeply upsetting psychological horror - as a cinematic…