Just some thoughts on film from an insomniac librarian.

Favorite films

  • Andrei Rublev
  • The Apartment
  • The Fall
  • Hunger

Recent activity

  • The Bob's Burgers Movie


  • Thor: Love and Thunder


  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Last Night in Soho


Recent reviews

  • The Bob's Burgers Movie

    The Bob's Burgers Movie


    It gave me exactly what I needed and a few things I hadn’t realized I’d wanted, too.

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder


    I’m happy to just let a Marvel movie that is (for now) utterly unconcerned with advancing a larger overarching multiversal* plot (for now) just wash over me. Clever, clearly underdeveloped, but welcome all the same. 

    * My phone auto corrected this as “multiverse lol.” So there’s that…

Popular reviews

  • Before Night Falls

    Before Night Falls


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A old friend of mine surprised me with a day trip to see this in the only theatre within 100 miles playing it. It was then, and remains now, astonishing. There are images that have remained frozen in my mind, all these years later. It’s not perfect - and some casting choices are super-problematic - but it remains one of the single best adaptations I’ve ever seen in terms of capturing the unique tone and cadence of a writer’s words.…

  • Short Term 12

    Short Term 12


    If there were a retroactive award for casting generational talent, this film would be an excellent candidate. Larson and Dever give towering performances conveying the throughline of enduring and reckoning with abuse, as well as the humor and charm one needs to survive in a world that often fails to protect children.