Favorite films

  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • Dancer in the Dark
  • An American Tragedy

Recent activity

  • Drive


  • The Double


  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie


  • Cosmopolis


Pinned reviews

  • The Shooting

    The Shooting



    Radical experiment from Hellman, taking the makings of a traditional Western and repurposing them into a cocktail that’s as unexpected as it is intoxicating: One-part existential descent into inevitable desperation; one-part portrait of the destructive wingspan of revenge; and one-part slow dismantling of Equipoise Incarnate. The resulting highball is jarring in the haze of surface-level expectations: A man of supreme levelheadedness and composure being constantly tested by an invalid partner, an illogical woman, and an enigmatic lunatic, marching deeper…

  • The Last Detail

    The Last Detail



    I love this for what it is…

    …a celebration of youth with reckless abandon; an ineffectual coming-of-age through force majeure; a minimalist revision on more traditional road movies; an unorthodox hotbed of withered male bonding; a coy assertion of both the pitfalls and the outdated charms of abrasive, clearance-rack masculinity; a portrait of escapism by way of ephemeral hedonism; a small-scale examination of the human condition and its unlikely capacity for companionship…

    …but I adore it for what it…

Recent reviews

  • The Double

    The Double



    Disclaimer: The most recent, new (to me) film that I’ve seen—excluding bits and pieces of second-tier animation movies that my kids are constantly watching on Vudu—is THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE, nearly two months ago. Before that, it was THE DOUBLE, waaaaaay back in mid-December 2022 when my wife and I had a rare night alone and were both somehow in the mood to sit through a film. (The same film, no less!) I took some minor notes, as…

  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    The Super Mario Bros. Movie



    Utter rubbish, as expected. Like, I know that this movie is geared mainly toward children and not necessarily the thirtysomethings* who still indulge in hyped up and overpriced Nintendofare year after year while constantly complaining that no game will ever be as good as “Super Mario World” or regularly return to “Super Mario 64” only to find themselves betrayed by nostalgic blinders and have their fond reminiscence extinguished by the crushing reality that the graphics and controls have most…

Popular reviews

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight



    I am frankly sick and fucking tired of this movie and the dichotomy it has created within the film community. You’ve got a surprising majority of people claiming it’s a cinematic masterpiece - the next CITIZEN KANE, 10/10, A++, “would let Chris Nolan fingerbang my senses again” - alongside a smaller but equally vocal minority lamenting that it’s the most vile, disgusting, contrived, and overrated waste of space ever created. With all respect, I will never understand people who…

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom


    Just because you can, does not mean you should.