Dirk Diggler

Dirk Diggler

Favorite films

  • Phantom Thread
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • The Last Days of Disco
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Recent activity

  • Love Actually


  • Priscilla


  • Inside Llewyn Davis


  • The Long Day Closes


Recent reviews

  • The Spiral Staircase

    The Spiral Staircase


    Part of hooptober X

    Edge-of-seat stuff from the get-go as it ratches the tension up fast and is dripping with thick gothic atmosphere due to the dark and creeking interior of the house and rumbling thunderstorm outside. It is gorgeous to look at with striking film noir visual expression, and often shot and builds tensions like what reminds me of a Hitchcock movie. Feels like a proto-slasher/giallo movie combined with old dark house mystery, telling the story of a deranged…

  • The Fly

    The Fly


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

    Part of hooptober NEUN

    The Fly opens with a sense of gloom, showing a grim murder scene with a decapitated corpse, and never lets up till its hopeless ending. David Hedisons gradual descent from an sympathetic scientist to an unthinkable monster is played so well and is just deeply sad. The scene where Helene sees what's become of Andre is horrifying. Patricia Owens is the real star performer here, with a portrayal of a wife who has to go through…

Popular reviews

  • The 400 Blows

    The 400 Blows


    The little scene where he stands in the police car driving away, looking out of the window with the bars in front of him and tears in his eyes just killed me...

  • Beau Travail

    Beau Travail


    A beautiful, sad and thoughtful exploration of masculinity, ego, regret, and of jealousy so deep-rooted that it can destroy lives. Its almost entirely plotless, has hardly any dialogue and is slowly paced; everything is so magnificently understated and subdued to great, poetic effect. The performances are naturalistic and by its hypnotic visuals and rhythm (those training drills really have an almost musical feel to it), and its great use of music, it becomes a real treat with an ending so sad but so sublime.