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Favorite films

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • When Evil Lurks
  • Infinity Pool
  • God Is a Bullet

Recent activity

  • Dune: Part Two


  • The Mist


  • Dune


  • Conan the Barbarian


Pinned reviews

  • The Thing

    The Thing


    A love letter to The Thing fans, especially those that obsessively rewatch John Carpenter's The Thing like I do.

    Ennio Morricone's epic score rises from silence as the opening credits roll. It's probably my favorite score of all time.

    A flying saucer streaks across a Star Wars-like starfield above Earth, and the iconic title sequence of "The Thing" burns up the screen.

    A summary from Slashfilm 2022 says it best:

    "Just as the sound of the craft quiets and its…

  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead


    A love letter to die-hard fans of the OG Dawn of the Dead, which to the rest may same like random musings.

    A blurry closeup of a red shag carpet reveals itself to be the wall of a soundproofing room in a news station -- a physical illusion of protection?

    A blonde woman, Fran, wakes from a nightmare as Goblin's score begins with the simple thumping of a heartbeat.

    "We're still dreaming," says a colleague.
    "No, we're not," says Fran.…

Recent reviews

  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two


    I have so much to say about Dune Part Two, but I am still a bit speechless and overwhelmed from just watching it. Let me just say this: Dune Part Two is the best sci-fi movie ever made.

    By saying that, I'm ignoring an "apples vs. oranges" argument that some sci-fi movies are probably too different to compare, so I'll try to lay out my case by comparing Dune Part Two to the four sci-fi movies that I think are…

  • The Mist

    The Mist


    This is my all-time favorite Stephen King story.

    I first read the novella in the 80s in an obscure anthology called "Dark Forces." I was hooked -- a strange mist with weird shit in it wreaks havoc on a bunch of townies, soldiers, and outsiders. I connected with these characters more than ever with a novel/novella/short story, which challenged my bromance with Stu Redman. I've always held that The Stand was my favorite King story, but I gotta call a…

Popular reviews

  • Let the Right One In

    Let the Right One In


    "I'm not a girl."

    That line by Eli still haunts me, and I think it can be taken in several ways. The first and more obvious interpretation is that she's just reminding Oskar that she's not human. But another interpretation is the more disturbing one -- that she's not a girl because she's actually an old woman -- her body may look like she's 12, but in reality, she's very, very old.

    [EDIT: I hadn't read the book this film…

  • Malignant



    ""There's only so many PG-13 movies I can make before I get bored," says the filmmaker.

    Thank you James Wan for saying out loud what all mother-loving horror fans are thinking every time a scene cuts away from gore or a kill in a PG-13 horror movie.

    And then there's the choice quote from Wan the Man: " "You can take the boy out of horror, but you can never take the horror out [of] the boy."

    The two trailers…