Jake Tropila

Jake Tropila Pro

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

Favorite films

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

Recent activity

  • Dangerous Game


  • Casa de Lava


  • Red Rock West


  • Dune


Recent reviews

  • Dangerous Game

    Dangerous Game


    Bad Director. Ferrara at his most unapologetically vicious and self-reflexive, blurring the lines between art and reality with a queasy abandon. A peak Harvey Keitel sinks his teeth into the role of Ferrara’s avatar; both he and Madonna are absolutely sensational.

  • Casa de Lava

    Casa de Lava


    “Not even the dead can rest here.”

    Scorched earth.

Popular reviews

  • Skinamarink



    Look under the bed.”

    It takes a lot for a film to scare me these days. While not impossible, you'd almost have to invent something completely radical to raise my hackles, and even then I'm not so sure it would get the job done.

    That being said, this movie rattled me to my fucking core. Holy shit.

  • 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.