Favorite films

  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Time Regained
  • The River
  • Marat/Sade

Recent activity

  • Germany Year Zero

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

  • Paisan

  • Rome, Open City

Recent reviews

  • The Shout

    The Shout

    Extremely inventive visual style, extremely cliche film.

  • King Lear

    King Lear

    It’s got all of Godard’s usual good stuff—dense aphoristic monologues, mystifying structural experiments, thrilling moments of meaning only he could find—but then you also get him going full slapstick and doing-an-adaptation-by-trolling-the-concept-of-adaptations. Ridiculous.

Popular reviews

  • India Song

    India Song

    Fascinating and exciting formal choice to make the narration essentially an oral history, elliptically telling the story which Duras evokes visually in her distinctively haunted, decaying, fragmentary fashion.

    Duras's novels are brilliant but must say, I've been avoiding her film work because I have no love for Hiroshima mon amour, a film I find deeply aggravating and uninteresting. So very pleased to say that here it is a thing of wonder to see her find such a perfect way to combine a visual method with her literary sensibilities.

  • One Week

    One Week

    How many times did I think that Keaton might die/get seriously hurt while watching this and how often do I feel this with actors/actresses in contemporary comedy films? I rest my case!