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Favorite films

  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat
  • Burning
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Eighth Grade

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  • Cracks


  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad


  • The King of Staten Island


  • #Horror


Pinned reviews

  • Casino



    “I mean, we even stuck ice-picks in his balls.”

    After watching Killers of the Flower Moon recently, I made my list ranking all of Martin Scorsese’s films and realized I hadn’t seen Casino since my undergraduate days. Upon rewatch, I feel I have it ranked about right, but I do appreciate some aspects of it even more this time around.

    I’ve always felt the acting from Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci to be phenomenal, but this time I greatly…

  • Halloween II

    Halloween II


    “It’s all in your mind!”

    Surprisingly pretty good. I didn’t like the second half of Rob Zombie’s Halloween because it felt like it was going through the motions of the original rather than building on the newly detailed beginning that it had crafted. This film, on the other hand, absolutely builds on it and creates something wholly unique. Now, I’m not actually a huge fan of how it is expressed—the kills are exploitative and excessive to a distracting degree. However,…

Recent reviews

  • Cracks



    An intriguing film, but one that failed to captivate me. I wish it had a stronger plot, although even the characters feel too shallow considering the probing nature of the film. A less expansive cast with a more sensationalized approach to the subject would be more in line with my personal preferences.

  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

    The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad


    “He was a new toad now, completely reformed.”

    I definitely watched this when I was younger—Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride at Disneyland was always one of my favorites—but I never really enjoyed it. There’s an oddly cheerful tone to this where I feel a more ironic or sarcastic take would be more suitable. It has its moments and it’s never offensively bad or anything, it just lacks the pop that it seems to have potential for. 

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Popular reviews

  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue


    Perfect. I love every shot, every choice—this goes places I didn’t expect and then veers off from those to even darker realms. The characters are really well developed and the crisis is allowed to develop with significant tension that builds to a dramatic climax. There is ample symbolism and plenty of really cool shots. There is a thoroughly gruesome eye-stabbing sequence—that eye stuff gets me every time, I should make a list. 

    This film (as were several of my previously…

  • Holmes & Watson

    Holmes & Watson

    This film started off alright, but after the initial trial scene everything about the film goes downhill at a terrific pace. Everyone involved had to have known that this sucked. It’s absolutely fascinating how bad this film is. The jokes are as stale as a seven-year-old jar of urine.  

    They try nobly to save things towards the end with a comical musical montage that gave me my only real laugh, but it’s a late hail mary pass with no hope of averting the loss. The actual climax is painful to watch and I want it destroyed.