23, he/him

TV shows in progress:
The Great
Party Down
Perry Mason

Favorite films

  • The Reckless Moment
  • Bitter Victory
  • A Confucian Confusion
  • Sicily!

Recent activity

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum


  • John Wick: Chapter 2


  • John Wick


  • Giant


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  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum


    unity of purpose — a great case of craft informing narrative and vice versa. the main way this looks different from 2 is that while the previous entry dwells in placid, clean museums/subway stations and in cement plazas, throughout parabellum is a near constant fog. obscured vision, anyone can appear at any moment, aligns well with the narrative shift of no longer having a clear enemy due to the open contract and excommunicado. for similar reasons, now that just anyone…

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2


    the poster for this is like that meme from "tangled" where it's like what opinion of yours will have ppl like this

    went bananas when they remixed vivaldi's summer

    it's funny they keep calling him "jonathan"

    impressed with the inventiveness of the stunts ie the one in rome where keanu and common have a car in between them, the lore (the serafinowicz scene is great, also i dig how we don't know how the coins even work), and of course the art gallery sequence. most held back by the psychology, "addicted to it" feels a little simple

Popular reviews

  • Armageddon Time

    Armageddon Time


    Think this basically works because it somehow has a clear understanding of the actual mechanics of how we got here. Obvious to bring up the title coming from Reagan’s speech about the end of the world, but it clicks into place when Anne Hathaway’s Esther expresses fear that Reagan will bring the country into nuclear war - that’s the Armageddon in question. But all the things they prize, the computers sitting as status symbols in the private school, the space…

  • Pacifiction



    Not gonna say the colonialism angle is a red herring, since it’s definitely part of the recipe, but the central idea here to me is rationalism: the idea/illusion of progress, the ends justifying any means, the cold, smiling violence of "everybody [having] his reasons". A kind of skewering of the French character only a non-Frenchman could make. It’s not gonna love you back.