Favorite films

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • The Shining
  • Barton Fink

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  • The Big Sleep

  • Zola

  • Interstellar

    ★★★★

  • Dredd

    ★★★★

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  • The Night House

    The Night House

    ★★★★

    I’m enjoying how modern horror is openly exploring dark, complex emotions through genre and metaphor, and The Night House is another spooky treat that takes seriously its emotions. It’s complex, uncomfortable and creepy, as it should be.

  • Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One

    Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One

    ★★★★

    A doom-laden tale of losing your individuality in the name of duty. I really got into the darkness and slow pace of it, even if The Godfather references got tiring.

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  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★★

    Isle of Dogs is such an easy film to watch. Its emphasis on the importance of kindness and the essential bond between humans/dogs make this as moving as any other Wes Anderson film, although maybe it didn’t plumb the emotional depths that Wes has done in the past. It’s strange that for a film I love I haven’t got much to say about it, but the beautiful experience had watching it is all that matters to me.

  • A Good Woman Is Hard to Find

    A Good Woman Is Hard to Find

    ★★½

    Is there anything more disappointing than a film that's so great that suddenly finds itself with nowhere left to go? A Good Woman Is Hard To Find is absorbing, complex stuff, exploring the morality and situations of its characters, wringing out these relationships for pitch perfect drama and tension, and taking them in places you wouldn't expect - for about half an hour. And then, almost immediately, this beautiful complex film unravels, tossing away its most important relationship and replacing…