lefty ginger w/ a gnarly case of cinephilia

Favorite films

  • The Hudsucker Proxy
  • Southland Tales
  • Crossing Delancey
  • K-19: The Widowmaker

Recent activity

  • Final Destination 5


  • The Final Destination


  • The Goonies


  • Bodies Bodies Bodies


Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • Soul



    All I wanted for the holidays was to see a hedge fund manager have an existential crisis about his life's "work" and go into a panic-induced frenzy at the office. Wish granted. Love the abstractions here (which become literalized in The Great Before's cubist overlords), but not everyone's dad is Michael Haneke, so I have to wonder whose children this was intended to reach. Either way, my nieces will finally know the work of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross and that truly is a Christmas miracle!

    (This film gets librarians like few others.)

  • The Jesus Rolls

    The Jesus Rolls


    Had this not been connected to the Coens' film, I'm guessing you all would have been much more receptive. Trust: don't suffocate the legacy of a comedy masterpiece by acting like anything else (especially that which has been so lovingly rendered by an original cast member) is somehow scorched earth. Turturro's film could have easily been a half-assed quasi-sequel about Jesus "The Pederast" Quintana bumbling around in the greater Lebowski universe, but he smartly opted out of that death trap…