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Favorite films

  • Jaws
  • Harakiri
  • Heat
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Recent activity

  • Godzilla Minus One


  • Napoleon


  • The Last Duel


  • Expend4bles

Recent reviews

  • Godzilla Minus One

    Godzilla Minus One


    "That monster will never forgive us."

    Not-so-quietly one of the best films of 2023, and likely among the greatest kaiju features ever. A towering experience of raw emotional magnitude and harrowing spectacle that reckons with the last eight decades of Japan’s interminable trauma through a sweeping post-war humanist saga in which the shadow of nuclear horror continues to breed unspeakable devastation in the wake of callous national leadership, leaving mournful citizens to rise from the ashes themselves when statesmen fail.…

  • Napoleon



    "What will you do now? I hate to see you alone. Will you come to me? Will I forgive you, my sweet, stubborn emperor?"

    Pigeon shit-adorned thrones. Beloveds wakingly entombed within gilded mausoleums, surrounded by the marble effigies of conquerors past. Tyrants face-to-face with their mummified destinies as they hunger for the wisdom of the dead beneath bygone kingdoms. This is Napoleon.

    An equally awe-inspiring and untidy tableau of European bloodshed composed with often peerless technique by filmmaker Ridley Scott.…

Popular reviews

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out


    "This is a twisted web, and we are not finished untangling it, not yet."

    Crackling with a spirited originality made all the more pleasurable by the utter adoration for the narrative's influences, Rian Johnson's Knives Out is a whodunit for the ages; an irresistible, topical, and devilishly entertaining stroke of taut brilliance whose Christie-inspired roots find themselves simultaneously revered and rejuvenated with equal shades of Hitchcock, Columbo, and the filmmaker's genre-melding aptitude. The grasp on the assorted threads in play…

  • Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard


    Sight and Sound’s Greatest Films of All Time (2022) – #82

    "The stars are ageless, aren't they?"

    That feeling. You know it, don't you? We've all been there. Your heartbeat quickens, your eyes widen, your breath slows. Hairs stand on end. It's as though you fade from reality, if only for a handful of fleeting yet transcendent moments as the frames burn themselves across every peak and valley of the mind. The reaction is unquestionable, utterly unstoppable. Emotional, chemical, something…