Favorite films

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • The Fabelmans
  • Decision to Leave
  • After Yang

Recent activity

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones


  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace


  • Renfield


  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves


Recent reviews

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones


    After years and years of avoiding this one (because it’s the worst Star Wars movie by far), I’m finally back.

    I’ll say this. It’s paced way better than The Phantom Menace, with more urgency, more at stake, and more political conspiracies escalating into an all-out war. Once again, at the macro level, the storyline here is quite interesting.

    That said, the romance is appallingly bad, but we all know that. Even worse dialogue than before, even more crucial character moments fall flat to poor direction. Motivations, conflicts, desires, it’s all terribly executed.

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace


    Rewatching it because my sister doesn’t remember a thing.

    All the story beats and turning points are actually there conceptually. They’re in George Lucas’ head ready to go. He just executed it with zero personality and didn’t properly dramatize it into a compelling screenplay. There’s no urgency, there’s no emotional weight, when there should be A LOT OF IT for a plot involving invasions and slavery.

    You could keep this story beat by beat but have a different writer go in…

Popular reviews

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness


    I'm actually in disbelief how much Marvel Studios let Sam Raimi do his weird horror shit in this. The Evil Dead camera movements, the strange editing choices, the jump scares that are also kinda funny etc. The script is all over the place, yes, but good god does this take swings.

    It's messy, clunky, scary, gnarly, batshit insane. It just GOES for it. First half is not great, one cameo made me scream, but then the second half (visuals+score) just…

  • Turning Red

    Turning Red


    Like a lot of real parents, Ming doesn’t understand that half of her good deeds and intentions no longer align with Mei’s desires and interests. It’s not a matter of Mei becoming a teenage rebel who openly opposes parental authority. Mei’s just growing up and is not a child anymore, and Ming’s not seeing it. Or better, she’s finding it hard to accept, because one of the hardest things for a parent to do is to let go of your…