Favorite films

  • Rome, Open City
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • All About My Mother
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Recent activity

  • Father of the Bride


  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar


  • What's Love Got to Do with It?


  • Skylines

Recent reviews

  • Father of the Bride

    Father of the Bride


    I'm a pretty huge fan of the Steve Martin version of the story, but I was open to a modern retelling of this story with a Latinx twist. Unfortunately, aside from a cast of actors of Latin descent and some forced attempts at reflecting 21st century values, this version mostly falls flat.
    Andy Garcia is the titular father of the bride, but it's his imploding marriage to Gloria Estefan that causes much of his turmoil, plus some superficial Cuban vs.…

  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar


    I consider myself to be a big fan of Wes Anderson, but sometimes even I get annoyed by his over-stylized and twee approach to filmmaking.
    Henry Sugar marks the second time Anderson adapts a Roald Dahl book, but his first effort was much more successful.
    This is really a short film, clocking in at 39 minutes, and the cynical side of me believes it was made solely so that Netflix would have a good chance at receiving a live action…

Popular reviews

  • A Love Song for Latasha

    A Love Song for Latasha


    I feel awkward rating this 20 minute short doc so low, but it is indicative of the film, not the story told within.
    This mostly amounts to an interview with someone we never see, the title Latasha's best friend, with some animation and "lyrical" shot footage of a young woman in fields and in water. It's trying to use artsiness to hide a thin concept. The woman tells us how she first met Latasha, who came to her rescue when…

  • The Batman

    The Batman


    Believe it or not, even I get tired of myself and my constant complaining about superhero movies. I would love, for once, to watch one of these films and feel completely transported, enraptured by the story, characters, and visuals and feel as enthusiastic as so many others do about the viewing experience. I don't want to hate them, but something about them feels so forbidding and baffling to me, I just cannot access them in any way, and while I…