Favorite films

  • In the Realm of the Senses
  • Crash
  • Miami Vice
  • Rain

Recent activity

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

  • Shin Kamen Rider

  • Throne of Blood

  • Penda's Fen

Pinned reviews

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    Straight doesn't seem to be good enough!

    Puts 2049 to shame. Even at its most exploitative (Rachael's rape, Pris's and Zorah's deaths), this is wild, weird, and endlessly inventive. Hasidic Jews, Hare Krishnas, Victorian dolls and 40s Americana are essential to the film's visual texture: they cannot be jettisoned while preserving its character. Blade Runner is operatic, it's gothic, it's erotic, it's noir and horror and SF and more, swapping deliriously between registers on a dime. It is Roy Batty,…

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    Magnificent, as ever. Like coming home to an old friend.

    Read my piece at Match Cut!

Recent reviews

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    same problem all the shrek sequels have, which is to say it’s about stock characters learning very boring things. looked alright but didn’t really have a style, more of a collage of visual ideas that never develop

  • Shin Kamen Rider

    Shin Kamen Rider

    Have not been this hype coming out of a movie since Matrix 4. Dams, quarries, refineries, highways, beaches, the woods outside your hometown. Anno does it all.

Popular reviews

  • Disney Channel's Theme: A History Mystery

    Disney Channel's Theme: A History Mystery

    Man, I don't know. I found the first half of this pretty upsetting. I didn't watch a ton of Disney Channel before the 2007 brand refresh Perjurer discusses here; I couldn't tell you details of any of the actual programming that ran from 2002 to 2006 other than House of Mouse. But I recognized every single one of those bumpers and I hated it. I think a lot of people are distressed about the conceptual stranglehold the Walt Disney Corporation…

  • Master Gardener

    Master Gardener

    obsessed with the nude hanging in Sigourney Weaver’s dining room