Favorite films

  • Winter Light
  • Brief Encounter
  • Pather Panchali
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Recent activity

  • Before Sunrise


  • Spider-Man: No Way Home


  • West Side Story


  • Waking Ned


Recent reviews

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    The Scarlet Pimpernel


    I grew up on this movie, and though I can see how imperfect it is it still charms me. There are conveniences to keep the plot going, but the relationship between Percy and Marguerite still pains and thrills me. It was fun to revisit it tonight.

  • Fishing Boats

    Fishing Boats


    I love De Seta’s nighttime photography!

Popular reviews

  • The Dying Swan

    The Dying Swan


    Initially I gave this only 4 stars, but I'm still thinking about it and feel it must go up another half. It's that pose, perfectly captured.

    Basic premise is this: when the film begins a young, mute girl encounters a wealthy young man who begins to court her. However, one day when she surprises him with a visit, he's completely distracted and ultimately sends her on her way because he has business to attend to. That business, it turns out,…

  • Routine Pleasures

    Routine Pleasures


    What a charming and fascinating documentary. I'm still wrapping my head around it. As a simple document on the precise work of this model railroad team, it's great, but Gorin, as he brings up his mentor Manny Farber, is also investigating his own relationship to art and film.