Favorite films

  • Columbus
  • Little Women
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • The Apartment

Recent activity

  • Bullet Train


  • Dogtooth


  • North by Northwest


  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania


Pinned reviews

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World


    It's your everyday coming of age story, but made brilliant by bold artistic decisions (that work), an incredible lead actor, a beautiful showcase of Oslo and a masterful command over dialogue that is so relatable the experience feels spiritual. I'm unsure about the epilogue, which felt one coincidence too many, and the use of a narrator is almost always something I question -- but this is where all my criticism of the movie ends.

    Truly something special: The Worst Person in the World is a must see.

  • Columbus



    I confess, around 30 minutes in I paused the film, got up and started doing something else for a bit. I virtually never do this, but I felt bored and not in the mood to deal with it. It's been a long day.

    When I started back into it, Rory Culkin's (who I just discovered even existed, I didn't realize Macaulay Culkin had brothers) character was discussing with Casey the difference between having a short attention span vs not finding…

Recent reviews

  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train


    It feels entirely possible that this movie exists in order to house a handful of orphaned action characters that never made it into their own scripts.

    Bullet Train utilizes the same tone as an Ocean's 11 heist, but for the entire runtime, which is absolutely exhausting. Much of the comedy feels forced and overdone. Why some of these terrible jokes are repeated over and over is beyond me.

    I guess there's a good framework here, though. I like highly stylized…

  • Dogtooth



    A tough one to comment on. Kinda feels like whether you love it or hate it, Dogtooth massively succeeds at portraying exactly what it sets out to. I don't want to say anything else because this one is best going into blind. I do think Lanthimos beginners should probably start somewhere else, though. Lobster would likely work.

Popular reviews

  • CODA



    A relentless attack on my tear ducts.

    Is this how all of sundance is going to be? If so I don't know if my heart can take it.

    Is Coda a cinematography wonder? No. Is it one of the most heartwarming, touching and beautiful narratives I have ever seen committed to film? My god yes.

    I loved this and Sian Heder has a lifetime fan in me.

    Edit: Zero surprise that this film took home damn near every Sundance award it was eligible for. As the festival nears its end CODA remains my favorite film from the lineup.

  • Alice



    Oof. Alice is an astronomical miss.

    Why on Earth is the twist of this movie advertised front and center only to then subject us to 40 minutes of pointless, derivative scenes to get us to that "twist"? What a waste of screentime.

    Common comes out an 18-wheeler looking like Common. No way those are comfortable driving clothes.

    Alice turning through the magical books of exposition is the stupidest thing I've seen in a movie this year. Granted, we've got plenty…