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Favorite films

  • Evil Dead II
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Interstellar

Recent activity

  • You're Next


  • Carol


  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


  • May December


Pinned reviews

  • John Wick: Chapter 4

    John Wick: Chapter 4


    I say this with complete sincerity: John Wick Chapter 4 is the reason movies were invented. It's the cinematic equivalent of having multiple orgasms. Every time you think you've seen the greatest action scene ever made, the movie gives you like 12 more in a row.
    It starts with a Lawrence of Arabia homage, and it ends with a Barry Lyndon homage. So it's pretty much the greatest movie ever made, mathematically.

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans


    Once upon a time, I was a kid named Sam who had a movie camera and complicated feelings. No, I'm not Steven Spielberg, and I never will be. But today, I saw myself up on the screen.

    A boy with a creative mother and logical father. A boy who had a camera and dreams, forcing his friends and his brothers to step in front of the camera.

    Even at that young age, I wanted to be Spielberg. I read about…

Recent reviews

  • May December

    May December


    Tremendous. One of the most deeply uncomfortable things I've watched all year and yet it's hard not to look away.
    Charles Melton is so unbelievable here-- the movie really hinges on his performance. I've definitely got to watch more Todd Haynes, but I really loved the formal restraint throughout. Some images here that are gonna rattle in my brain for the rest of the year.

  • Godzilla Minus One

    Godzilla Minus One


    Everyone has already talked at length about how effective this film is on an emotional level, something even the best Godzilla movies struggle with. But not enough are talking about how brilliant the setpieces are.
    Yamazaki proves Spielberg's assertion that animators can sometimes make the best directors, because they have such a clear sense and understanding of visual language.
    It's interesting to me how lauded the effects work is, considering how not realistic the animation work is. They make the…

Popular reviews

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League


    It's easy for me to admire this for being the ultimate achievement in unrestrained creative expression, but it just so happens to also be a genuinely great film. I'm glad people are finally starting to realize that the things people have complained about Zack Snyder over the last 15 years are actually the things that make him great. Simply put, I'll take this over any mindless, copy paste superhero movie from the last decade. This movie captures everything that makes DC comics and characters stand out. Mythic, yet real. Hopeful, yet dark.

  • Capone



    This movie's legacy will be two scenes:
    1. An extended Lynchian dream sequence filled with some of the most standout cinematography of the year. It marvelously portrays a cruel monster becoming the casual bystander of his own atrocities, and contending with the horrors of his own acquaintances.
    2. All of the scenes where Tom Hardy takes a big doo doo in his pants and everyone around him makes stinky faces (yes, there are several)

    I had the pleasure of…