Favorite films

  • Heat
  • The Apartment
  • Cure
  • 9 Souls

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  • Barbie

  • Born to Kill


  • The Ice Storm


Recent reviews

  • Barbie


    Made by and for the corporations, patting themselves on the back all the way to the bank and salivating over the fact that there's more profit to be obtained in pumping out similar drivel. It's rare to see a film so obviously terrified of being misinterpretated that it runs around in circles overanalysing every single thematic element, which is especially perplexing when the themes it brings up are so basic that they're barely worth the consideration. I've no clue how…

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman


    Quite possibly the greatest film ever made about the ubiquitious connection between organised crime and politics in 20th century America. It's ingeniously captured as the overlapping memories of an unassuming enforcer to the mob who can barely comprehend the gigantic repercussions his activities bring about on both a national and personal level until he's practically in his own grave; transforming from an intricate, bitingly droll look at having to exist in a space where the underworld meets public affairs into…

Popular reviews

  • The Empty Man

    The Empty Man


    Aptly named because it certainly left me feeling empty.

    I don't get the underground buzz that this has received at all; the scatter-brained merging of occult mystery, cosmic horror and police procedural is so half-baked on every front that it falls to pieces as soon as its ideas start to solidify. The root of the narrative has potential as some sort of paranormal puzzle, but it just descends into stupidity the longer it goes on before reaching a third act…

  • Beau Travail

    Beau Travail


    Quite captivating as a pure mood piece, but constrained by the vague narrative and character choices that leave it nearly impenetrable on an emotional level. Beau Travail seems to be in dispute with itself over what it is trying to be, so it's little surprise that my thoughts about it are similarly conflicted.

    The story of a commanding officer's distorted jealousy towards one of his troop explores despotism, repression and foreignness through the lenses of colonialism, military power structures and…