Jake Tropila

Writer for Film Inquiry and Optimism Vaccine. BA in Film Criticism and Media Theory from CSUN.

Favorite films

  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Heat

Recent activity

  • The Right Stuff


  • The Northman


  • My Heart Is That Eternal Rose


  • Bad Guy


Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • RRR



    Quite possibly the greatest movie ever made. Every single sequence is overflowing with so much pure, unbridled, cinematic energy that it’s like watching a volcano give birth to the universe. The fucking best.

  • Dunkirk



    DUNKIRK is a technical marvel, and NOTHING ELSE.

    Look, there's no denying that Christopher Nolan is an accomplished and gifted craftsman. Formally speaking, he really pulls out all the stops here, shooting much of the picture on immense, 70MM IMAX cameras, and unleashing a sonic fury of piercing gunshots, percussive explosions, and horrifying screams of agony (look for this baby to rack up every Sound Editing award in 2018), all set to Hans Zimmer's constantly throbbing (and intrusive) score. With…