Favorite films

  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Limelight
  • October (Ten Days that Shook the World)
  • Southland Tales

Recent activity

  • Duck Amuck


  • Ponyo


  • Don't Give Up the Sheep


  • Rabbit's Kin


Pinned reviews

  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie



    joseph campbell found dead in a pineapple under a pineapple under a pineapple under a pineapple under the sea...the Best of Us (mr. Bob) need not a journey of self-discovery but an odyssey of re-assertion...the unraveling of hierarchy, the king has no clothes...but our protagonists seek not to overthrow but re-establish...thematic depth the best artists could only dream to impart found in the simple recurring image of Two Krusty Krabs


    what i'm trying to say is that SpongeBob…

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections


    Hello, friends!

    In collaboration with my talented friend Evelyn, I've just finished a video analysis of Resurrections!!

    Resurrections continues to make my brain go brrrr and has inspired me more than perhaps anything I've ever seen, to the point that even 38 minutes feels far too slight to capture everything about it. That being said, I do think we did a good job getting at a few novel angles and going into more depth than otherwise possible!

    Love you all, and hope y'all are doing okay :)

Recent reviews

  • Duck Amuck

    Duck Amuck


    gleefully upends every facet of the medium, norms distorted beyond recognition, de and reterritorialization...image without sound, sound without image...the only logical endpoint to Jones' approach to the cartoon short as a series of individual elements: the parts of their sum

    maximalism conveyed through minimalism...the abstract nature of Art, even (and especially) Commercial Art...the discomfort of the unfamiliar becomes humorous, endearing even...though i dearly miss Chaotic Daffy, this is the best possible use of Agitated Daffy; no one else could fill this role

  • Ponyo




    deceptively, intentionally slight but contains multitudes...top-tier Miyazaki/Ghibli on every level, perhaps their most beautifully rendered, purest vision...water has never been so viscerally captured, not the reality but the essence of water

    Miyazaki's usual thematic preoccupations take a backseat to innocent, uncontemplated childhood love...and thus those same themes come through deeper, more powerfully to me...if i can reduce it to anything simple, Ponyo is about the moment, being present, enjoying the small sensations and pleasures of life


Popular reviews

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Hasn't he been through enough?

    There's a feeling of futility to writing negatively about a film that seems to, for better or worse, have captured the public's attention to such a degree that praise is ecstatic and virtually unanimous. Especially so when the broad strokes of your issues with it are more so a reflection of industry trends that are by now well-established and moving with an urgency in one direction than anything specific to the film itself.

    No Way…

  • Annette



    If Holy Motors was Carax's tribute to the human body in motion and early cinema's limitation to the contained scene, Annette is his exploration of the film industry's mid-20th century foundational canon of romance films and, of course, musicals, and where we are now as the 21st century moves forward but popular media remains bound to the past, content to wrap old ideas in new clothing.

    Underneath the moonlight
    My good friend, Pierrot

    The film's opening lines, taken from the…