Favorite films

  • Malcolm X
  • Possession
  • Midsommar
  • La Haine

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  • Inside Man


  • 25th Hour


  • Bamboozled


  • Crooklyn


Pinned reviews

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion


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

    My Favorite Films, "ranked"

    Where to even begin? Coming in at 87 precious minutes, END OF EVANGELION is as dense as antimatter. It not only contains a plethora of thematic and plot-based baggage from the NEON GENESIS EVANGELION TV series, but it also injects the universe with a myriad of new material. So rarely is a piece of art so reflexive, interpersonal, and superior to its progenitor(s). In terms of its significance to cinema and the visual arts in general,…

  • Woman in the Dunes

    Woman in the Dunes


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

    My Favorite Films

    “I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth.” - Anakin Skywalker AKA Niki Junpei

    The ultimate determinist film. Woman in Dunes not only shows us that life is a series of internments that we must come to terms with, but it also teaches us *how* we are to come to terms with them. To escape society; its overbearing institutions, its constant insistence…

Recent reviews

  • Inside Man

    Inside Man


    INSIDE MAN is a masterpiece of genre filmmaking. Is it a bit over-the-top and unbelievable? Yes, but so is DOG DAY AFTERNOON. Jodie Foster's character and the whole "gay" angle from Lumet's masterpiece are a bit too convoluted, confounding, and complicated, and stand in the way of both film's excellent central genre premise: a bank robbery of egos.

    But, while DOG DAY AFTERNOON's social commentary sort of fell flat, INSIDE MAN's social commentary hits hard. Here is yet another film…

  • 25th Hour

    25th Hour


    Where were you when the planes hit the towers? I was celebrating my birthday.

    And what a birthday it was. One of the most white bread, suburban, spoiled, only-child birthdays that's ever been had.

    The day started like any other. We went to school. I brought brownies for the whole class as was tradition. But by the time they were gone, we were gone: told to go home. School let out early on my birthday? What a stroke of good…

Popular reviews

  • Broker



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

    Kore-eda Ranked

    Damn. Kore-eda’s first dud.

    Technically gorgeous as always, but completely shallow, over-convoluted, and emotionally distant compared to not only its companion piece, SHOPLIFTERS, but also basically every other Kore-eda feature. There’s something lacking; a sense of true empathy perhaps, a feeling of genuine connection between characters; that Kore-eda has never lacked before. Even in the uneven THE TRUTH, at least the characters felt intimately connected to each other. Here, the overstuffed plot overwhelms any sense of intimacy between…

  • Decision to Leave

    Decision to Leave


    Park Chan-wook ranked


    DECISION TO LEAVE is Park Chan-wook's most mature, refined, and well-directed film. Don't expect any early 2000s shocks, extreme violence, or gimmicks. This is, in many ways, a standard noir, albeit tilted on its edge due to the man behind the camera. Of course with that you can expect a convoluted mystery, plenty of twists and turns, and intrigue out the wazoo. And, if any of you know me by now, noirs aren't really my thing.…