Tom Pro

movies are the best. my wife and i have a fun podcast about them at the above link!

Favorite films

  • The Princess Bride
  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • The Big Lebowski
  • The Florida Project

Recent activity

  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro


  • Aswang


  • The Puppet Masters


  • Roman Holiday


Recent reviews

  • Black Dynamite

    Black Dynamite


    blaxploitation is a genre that I have unfortunately seen too little of. outside of Truck Turner, I am not nearly as well-versed as I'd like to be. I'm starting to remedy that with movies like this one and Dolemite is My Name, though both of those are homages rather than contemporaneous genre output.

    either way, all of the ones I've seen rule, and Black Dynamite is no different. it hits all the tropes of early '70s America and Michael Jai…

  • Coherence



    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    this movie had an interesting concept but didn't quite stick the landing for me as truly great largely because I disliked basically all the characters.

    it's a cool thought, years before Rick and Morty and the MCU and Everything Everywhere All at Once ushered in the era of the multiverse at large, to make a high concept existential horror film about such a phenomenon with a shoestring budget and let the philosophical premise do the talking.

    and I think in…

Popular reviews

  • The Whale

    The Whale


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I found The Whale to be a surprisingly realistic, if heavy-handed depiction of grief and depression. I would not consider myself an Aronofsky fan generally, besides The Wrestler, and I expected this to be a 120-minute schlockfest, but it actually won me over by the end. here's why!

    first, I didn't feel as if the purpose of the film was for the viewer to judge Charlie based on his obesity. I don't agree with many viewers' reduction of the film's…

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    this is less of a review and more of a series of thoughts on the movie in its historical context of the Irish Civil War (1922-1923/the present). to be honest, I'm writing this over a month after seeing the movie and it still kinda haunts me. I have an interest in Irish history and I found it to contain a lot of depth in its reflection of the Civil War in a uniquely Irish way.

    at first, I tried to…