Favorite films

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • The Apartment
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Detroit Rock City

Recent activity

  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio


  • Slender Man


  • Crimes of the Future


  • M. Butterfly


Recent reviews

  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio


    Grief is fascinating. It's easy to feel whole, moved on, healed.

    But then there's Geppetto at the end of Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, losing a son for a second time, and suddenly I feel like I've been crying for my entire life, as if I've never known my own eyes without tears or like I've never breathed without my chest rattling with precarious gasps. 

    I'm being so dramatic. The movie is lovely, honestly. It's rendered with such passion and told with…

  • Slender Man

    Slender Man


    Watched for the pilot episode of my new show, This Podcast is a Bad Idea, co-hosted by myself and my dear friend Murph for The Twin Geeks network. 

    Long story short, Letterboxd can't let me rate this accurately since I adamantly decided this was a -10/10.

    Not just because it's a textbook case of Not How Girls Work.

    Not just because it has a terribly rushed and revised ending in light of the awful Waukesha incident.

    Not just for middling…

Popular reviews

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho


    CW: Discussions of themes related to this film, including assault, trauma, being followed, and mental illness

    I was 12 years old the first time I was followed, by two teenage boys as I was out trick-or-treating. I was 15 when a man caressed my knee in a packed movie theater. I was 16 when a drunk man grabbed me on the sidewalk when I was out with a friend. The first memory was apparently repressed, but dredged up as I…

  • Turning Red

    Turning Red


    I'm a little embarrassed, to be honest. I went into Turning Red assuming I wouldn't really connect on a personal level, that I would simply enjoy engaging in more general and universal themes in a gorgeously animated film that would hopefully be cute and funny and enjoyable. 

    And then I spent a nominal chunk of time crying throughout it. 

    What Domee Shi brings to the table for her first feature outing works on multiple levels. For those who dealt with…