Paul Oyama

Just an island boy speaking for all the mediocrities. Not quite their patron saint though.

Favorite films

  • Everybody Wants Some!!
  • High and Low
  • Day for Night
  • In a Lonely Place

Recent activity

  • The Philadelphia Story


  • Creed III


  • Tramps


  • Sideways


Recent reviews

  • Creed III

    Creed III


    The moment Dame's entrance music came on everyone should have known what time it was- any dude locked up for 20 years just lifting weights and listening to Nipsey Hussle is not to be trifled with.

    Love that, unlike the brick houses playing the two lead roles, this movie is so lean. Stays away from overcomplicated side plots and just makes it a deep emotional brotherhood/rivalry rooted in what is honestly real. You get why these dudes would feel some…

  • Sideways



    One more cute disaster
    Said, "I love you" twice
    Before you could even answer
    It's hard here in paradise

    Giamatti is terrific and the movie does not work without his specific brand of snobby sadsack, but my oh my how marvelous is Virginia Madsen in this. Her energy completely shifts the tenor of the movie in the moments she's in it, and you feel the imbalance when she's absent. Magical to see Payne in real time finding the right blend…

Popular reviews

  • The Last Airbender

    The Last Airbender


    Hello darkness my old friend

    I watched The Last Airbender again

    By act two my friend was sleeping

    So bad it left me weeping

    And the mispronunciations that were planted in my brain

    Still cause pain

    Within the sound...of Ong

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    McKay getting all these incredible movie stars together to make this is kinda like coming home from an intense workout and going for a refreshing bottle of water, only it tuns out the bottle is full of cheap tequila and causes an instantaneous feeling of complete repulsion.

    I thought Vice was the peak of condescending cinema and yet this somehow tops it, filled with the kind of pithy snark that is serving nothing approaching anything genuine or interesting. It's not…