bratty slacker sweetheart IATSE local 44 set dresser.

funny, sad, strange and beautiful garbage from the end of the 20th century.

Favorite films

  • Marie Antoinette
  • Strange Days
  • Gas Food Lodging
  • Valley Girl

Recent activity

  • The Town


  • My Own Private Idaho


  • Nowhere


  • Twister


Pinned reviews

  • Thirteen



    this movie gets better and better every time i revisit it and learn more about its legend. i have been working under dorit oberman-hurst, the set decoratior of this movie and man, it’s such a privilege to sit under her learning tree. every single inch of the house feels so unbelievably lived in!! i sometimes feel like each set i decorate for her needs to be up to that standard, and ya know what? fine! great expectation to set for…

  • Thelma & Louise

    Thelma & Louise


    i’ve written elsewhere about being a member of IATSE local 44. i’ve mostly worked as a set dresser on the swing gang in my very short (thus far!) career. i often find myself getting poetic about the continuity of the business. how interconnected we all are, be it from the people we’ve worked with or the debased and depraved things this profession has asked of us and our loved ones (for the record, i think i’ve had it generally very…

Recent reviews

  • The Town

    The Town


    dougie gets to miami and in the most garbled boston accent possible he introduces himself as “benito benavides”.

    so richly detailed and well crafted. like utterly beside myself trying to figure out how they did this for $37 million, aside from the fact that affleck likely worked for scale and this has almost zero obvious vfx shots. jon hamm has some unreal heater moments where he’s playing all the don draper notes but with the contempt and pomposity of a…

  • My Own Private Idaho

    My Own Private Idaho


    watching this after watching nowhere for the first time yesterday and really enjoying the idea of gregg cosmically spiritually needing to punk up gus. the same sad sweet longing but way more snot-nosed and disrespectful JUST HOW I LIKE IT

Popular reviews

  • The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story

    The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story


    while i maintain a full awareness about the powerfully intoxicating pull of nostalgia, sometimes that magnetized black hole exists for good reason.

    “orange era” nickelodeon looms so large in my age cohort’s media minds, that its presence is nearly inescapable. i feel like the iconography of its orange splat logo and products, rugrats, rocko’s modern life, all that, et. al. etc. overshadows the true meaning of why those television shows are so deeply connected to and meaningful to audiences that…

  • Pieces of April

    Pieces of April


    the hardest part of being the fuckup in your family is how much additional damage you do to yourself after the fact.

    this was fantastic.