My favorites are four of my favorites, not my four favorites. Cause who makes a top four list?

Favorite films

  • Nightmare Alley
  • Nope
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

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Pinned reviews

  • The Spiral Staircase

    The Spiral Staircase


    The Spiral Staircase takes its alliteration very seriously. It’s a murder mystery melodrama about a mute miss meandering amongst malevolent men making a multitude of mistakes in their misogynistic mishandling of her medical care. The matriarch, one of many Barrymores monopolizing mid-century movies, ominously moans about murderous manifestations in their mansion. Meanwhile, mawkish medicine man Dr. Parry makes his move on McGuire’s mute miss. Many more may die, unless the mystery man is unmasked!

  • Aftersun



    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This was my second time watching Aftersun, but it’s my third time reviewing it. Before the second time I reviewed it, I watched the amazing “Under Pressure” scene at the end of the film, and thought to myself that it was my favorite scene of the year, from my favorite film of the year…

    The revelations watching Aftersun the first time are the small signs that coalesce to form a subtle but fleshed out portrayal of a father who desperately…

Recent reviews

  • No One Will Save You

    No One Will Save You


    No One Will Save You is bookended by two compelling ten minute scenes. From the beginning, we know that Brynn (Caitlin Devers) has a recently deceased mother, and she’s traumatized by and feels responsible for something that happened to her best friend ten years ago. It seems like she’s isolated from her community, living on the outskirts of town and making her living as a dressmaker.

    In between those scenes…

    There’s about seventy-five wordless minutes of Brynn being chased by aliens.…

  • Being There

    Being There


    Just about the best palate cleanser you could ask for. Hal Ashby flips Peter Sellers on his head, for the most restrained, benevolent performance of his career. Sellers’ character Chance, a simple-minded gardener, enchants a mega-rich couple with more political influence than anyone outside the Oval Office.

    Chance isn’t duping Benjamin (Melvyn Douglas) and Eva Rand (Shirley MacLaine). All he cares about is gardening and TV, and he simply appreciates it when people engage with him. Benjamin is terminally ill,…

Popular reviews

  • Battle Royale

    Battle Royale


    A coming of age story about not coming of age.

  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance


    An eye for an eye for an eye for an eye for an eye for an eye for an eye for an eye for an eye...