Favorite films

  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Eraserhead
  • Stop Making Sense
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

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  • The Crucified Lovers


  • No One Will Save You


  • Dumb Money


  • Stop Making Sense


Pinned reviews

  • Oppenheimer



    (Plain Ol' 70mm, AMC Paramus Garden State)

    Or: Lewis Strauss Meets Theoretical Physical Godzilla

    A full throated, adult - I mean to say perfectly serious - epic story about American exceptionalism and how that is more likely than not a total crock; what the film is truly about, at least in my immediate estimation before I sleep on it, is how easily it is to make many, many enemies in a country that is at SuperPower status in a world…

  • Barbie



    I wonder what Sylvester Stallone will make of this. Or Zack Snyder. And hey, I kind of like that Matchbox 20 song (i suspect that happened to Gerwig on a date in high school, Im of that age too), and so do you, which is why it's here in all its Basic-Mid Pop Male radio glory.


    Holy shit. What a richly dense text on, like, everything with what women and men have to deal with in a world where…

Recent reviews

  • The Crucified Lovers

    The Crucified Lovers


    Guys, just hear me out for a moment... 17th century Kyoto, Japanese attitudes and punishment towards alleged adultery: kind of fucked up.

    Anyway, The Crucified Lovers (a better title than Story of Chikamatsu) is a slow to build but nearly perfectly directed tragedy that shows what how much the society around them, all those busy body workers who have been shaped by the times and attitudes and value of "property," that it would be something of a miracle for the…

  • No One Will Save You

    No One Will Save You


    Yes, M Night, they can break through doors.

    Here's a newsflash, ladies and germs: the aliens may actually spare you because, well... trauma! And because of [Redacted] who got iced that one time. It's complicated. But it's alright, the aliens had a conversation about it (and best believe it's the only one in the movie!)

    This was a stylistic and suspense-driven blast, even with the conceit of the lack of dialog being a few key times a too-noticeable affectation. The…

Popular reviews

  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters


    Godzilla - Himself
    King Ghidorah - Himself
    Mothra - Herself
    Rodan - Himself

    DAMN right!

    At its best, an umabashed love letter to Japanese monster movie fans, and I mean that as a compliment. Michael Dougherty also manages to have solid sense of big blockbuster movie pacing, and we get if not fully dimesional then more interesting human characters than the 2014 film... Though on further reflection, this is an edit a week later after writing this, there are...…

  • Fleishman Is in Trouble

    Fleishman Is in Trouble


    "Everyone is great. Everyone is terrible. Everyone is flawed and no one should be any different."

    Episode 7 is the best of the series by far. Claire Danes has been very good in the series up to this point. Here, she explodes and discombobulates and is as vulnerable as any performer I've seen in a television drama. Mental illness is fucking hard.