anhedonic pop bressonian, neil young enthusiast

Favorite films

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • The Leopard Man
  • History Lessons
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part I

Recent activity

  • The Wind Rises

  • The Wind Rises

  • Before We Vanish

  • Dunkirk

Recent reviews

  • The Wind Rises

    The Wind Rises

    after spending more than five minutes thinking about it, i was def right the first time. it's very easy to love the romance and visual depth here but this is the furthest possible thing from a considered work on intentions vs application. i do really like this but we gotta be honest here, everyone just wants to give the old man a free pass. do i like this seedy non-committal soapboxing? actually yes, like oppenheimer it's worthwhile to spend time…

  • Before We Vanish

    Before We Vanish

    slightly more spielberg than hooper, particularly for how very not optimistic it is despite its declarations of love. like the best of steve's work, this is as much about the beauty of our capacity for feeling as it is the horror of knowing that our behavior is codified from outside. who is yourself?

Popular reviews

  • Solar Eclipse

    Solar Eclipse

    it's fucking insane this even exists with this degree of visual quality, what a time to be alive

  • La Chinoise

    La Chinoise

    Of course Godard is critiquing the group, but that's not the same as making fun of them. A critique leaves room for growth, for improvement, for revision. It's obvious Godard loves these kids. Jeanson's argument does hold weight but he lacks Véronique's strength and that's why he will never accomplish anything. She can still do a great deal. You really think Godard is more impressed by those who run away? Hell no, he admires those who have the bravery to…