My rating system is wildly inconsistent
Also I make short films

Favorite films

  • A Ghost Story
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • The Thing

Recent activity

  • Tommy Boy


  • A Haunting in Venice


  • Alien


  • Stalker


Recent reviews

  • Tommy Boy

    Tommy Boy


    Possibly the most cliched and boring plot of all time that doesn’t unravel so much as it ploddingly happens, but it’s a straightforward comedy so that doesn’t matter too much.
    Chris Farley’s charisma and energy and presence saves many jokes that had no business being funny.
    It’s incredible how about 80% of Chris Farley’s whole thing is being made fun of, but he always manages to be the coolest, most likable dude at any given time.

  • A Haunting in Venice

    A Haunting in Venice


    I haven’t seen the first two Poirot films, but perhaps I should after this.
    It was a surprisingly aching, melancholy look at the finality of death and the swirling mystery of what comes after.
    The use of fish eye lenses is fun, and the whodunit formula is fun when the struggle to rationalize the irrational is thrown in on top.
    Annoyingly frequent cheap jumpscares tho.
    While no plot holes occurred to me as I was watching, I may discover some as it lurks in my mind as is far too common with mysteries.

Popular reviews

  • Alien



    Finally took care of a huge blind spot of mine, that I’d been putting off for the sake of watching with my dad, which was really nice as sci-fi movies are one of the only things we can ever connect on.
    And yea ofc it’s an absolute banger 
    I wish I didn’t know of so many iconic moments and scenes beforehand, but the tension still worked, and the set design is a particular standout

  • Past Lives

    Past Lives


    (Typing this at Beluga Point, where I had to go to ponder after watching this)

    An aching tale of what ifs and opportunities. A basic idea, thoughts everyone has had, and themes that have been done many times over.  But Celine Song handles this with such intimacy and care and patience, it’s truly beautiful and powerful and unlikely to leave my mind for the foreseeable future.
    It’s emotional power goes so far beyond the screen and the theater, for it…