Favorite films

  • Tenebre
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • Blue Velvet
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Recent activity

  • Make Way for Tomorrow


  • La CiΓ©naga


  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping


  • Omkara


Pinned reviews

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre


    I am giddy. I picked up the Dark Sky Films 4K Blu-Ray restoration a few months ago and have been waiting for the right night to see it. Tonight was the night.

    What an epic and beautiful opening, and it looks SO good on the 4K. Those sunbaked corpses frying in the Texas sun. So gorgeous. That amazing wide angle shot when the gang picks up the hitchhiker, which looks a lot like a scene in Little Miss Sunshine. The…

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas


    The Criterion Challenge 2023: Heartbreak Heaven: Films to Watch When You’re Questioning Love

    Criterion Spine #501

    Palme D'Or
    Top 70

    "That's not her. That's only her in a movie. A long time ago . . . "

    I grew up seeing this film around the family home, either out by the TV or tucked away in the DVD shelf. Its title perplexed me as a kid. Do they know that Paris is in France and not Texas? What's the…

Recent reviews

  • Make Way for Tomorrow

    Make Way for Tomorrow


    The 8th Annual Letterboxd Season Challenge: 2022-23: LSC Family Week

    Criterion Spine #505

    Perfection. May Way for Tomorrow is like It's A Wonderful Life's depressing grandfather. It's bewildering that Leo McCarey could release something so dark during Hays Code. Orson Welles said that this movie could make a stone cry. I agree. I am so in my feels right now, but so deeply moved.

    The film that inspired Tokyo Story deserves to be seen by all.

    "When they get older…

  • La CiΓ©naga

    La CiΓ©naga


    The 8th Annual Letterboxd Season Challenge: 2022-23: Voices of Argentina Week

    Criterion Spine #743

    That opening shot of the voluptuous peppers wilting in the sun hooked me. The mother grasping for a cocktail, trembling from some sort of nutritional imbalance. Or dehydration. Or being tipsy. Or all the above.

    La CiΓ©naga lies somewhere in between the plane of Paolo Sorrentino's Youth, and Harmony Korine's Gummo. While I sometimes struggled with the lack of clear narrative, the cinΓ©ma vΓ©ritΓ© style shooting…

Popular reviews

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


    Unclear how many people would be present for a midnight screening of this highly anticipated sequel, my sister and I trekked up to Chicago's Regal City North late Saturday night. Our Lyft driver's Iron Man bobblehead got me thinking about the phenomenon of Marvel, how far and wide the comic book characters reach and affect different people. Superhero movies aren't my favorite genre, but I like to keep up with them because they are a great point of connection to…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight


    The film ends and the theater is silent. No one immediately stands up to leave. There is a collective air of "What the actual fuck just happened?"

    When movies end like this, I always know I've seen something extraordinary. Sometimes the extraordinary is pretentious try hard material, but most often it is breathtaking, original art.

    The latter is the case with The Green Knight. I had no idea what happened after my second post-lockdown theater experience, and needed a solid…