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Favorite films

  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Handmaiden
  • Killing Time
  • Le Samouraï

Recent activity

  • Dragon Ball Super: Broly


  • Priscilla


  • Torque

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


Pinned reviews

  • Dead Ringers

    Dead Ringers


    I wrote about Dead Ringers for Vulture, focusing on Rachel Weisz’s tremendous, career best performance. The series overall is a resplendent example of the feminine grotesque. The direction and cinematography is lush and precise. The acting is superb. It’s a lush, evocative, wild, feminist series that deserves to be studied and enjoyed. 

    Here’s an excerpt from the lede of my essay: Hearing Rachel Weisz say the word “cunt” is the auditory equivalent of biting into a piece of ultrafine dark chocolate. When it slips from her rosy lips — so languidly yet demanding of attention — I get a thrill: “Cunt.” 

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    hated having to write this pan. i wanted some joy instead i got a hollow story with terribly shot action and one of the most nonsensical plot lines i’ve seen in a while. 

    “Sadly, all that glittered in the franchise’s first outing is gone in Wonder Woman 1984. The disappointing sequel highlights not only the dire state of the live-action superhero genre in film, but the dire state of Hollywood filmmaking as a whole.” read my review at vulture. 

Recent reviews

  • Dragon Ball Super: Broly

    Dragon Ball Super: Broly


    A lot of this works for me but GOD DAMN I can’t stand Frieza as a villain. What a boring bitch! There is not enough personality or witty barbs to make forget how blandly cruel he is. My boyfriend said he’s Dragon Ball’s Joker — the gravely overused, homicidal, cruel villain who writers mask the fact that there’s not much there with new aesthetic gloss and more nastiness. Remember when the Joker stapled his ripped off face back on in…

  • Priscilla



    A glorious confection with a poison center. I think Sofia Coppola allows people (but women in particular) a window into experiencing a beautiful, manicured, hyper-white girlhood whose gorgeousness is as much a strength as a prison. It’s such a refined aesthetic of white girlhood that evokes a twinge of nostalgia for an impossibility never actually experienced. I’ll be mulling this one over for a minute. Fuck Elvis’ white ass forever.

Popular reviews

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho


    What the fuck was this mess? Starts off fun but falls apart when it reaches toward something meaningful and revealing to say about the way men use and abuse women. Devolves into a “damn, bitches be crazy” story that obliterates the good will it engenders. Also, kinda chuckled at the framing of Thomasin Mackenzie’s lead character as quiet, yearning, and picked on by vapid mean girls. (And not a good chuckle, mind you.) Anya Taylor Joy innocent.

    It’s a shame…this…

  • Nope



    I was really disappointed in this. It’s far from bad, just absolutely shrug worthy. The writing fails the actors. I had little sense of Daniel Kaluuya’s character. He also turns in a remarkably sedate performance that I blame the writing giving him little to hold onto. Keke Palmer is given more to do on the emotional front due to her relationship with her father; she’s an utter, charismatic delight. But I overall felt the actors didn’t really get anything interesting…