Favorite films

  • The Wild Bunch
  • La Dolce Vita
  • GoodFellas
  • Blue Velvet

Recent activity

  • Stroszek


  • The Strangler


  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God


  • At Close Range


Pinned reviews

  • Dumb Money

    Dumb Money


    “Director Craig Gillespie specializes in smarmy takes on true-life tales, and he tries to turn the GameStop saga into a slobs-versus-snobs comedy, albeit one suspiciously short on jokes. Dumb Money is mostly montages of news footage and memes interspersed with a few scenes in which famous actors look at their phones and say swears.” - WBUR’s Arts & Culture, 09/21/2023

  • A Haunting in Venice

    A Haunting in Venice


    “Branagh has become such a puzzling filmmaker, always putting the camera in the oddest places. A Haunting in Venice isn’t slathered with as much tacky CGI as his previous Poirot movies, probably because nobody has to pretend to be on a train or a boat. But it’s full of ostentatious shots tilted up through the floorboards or from inside the fireplace.” - WBUR's Arts & Culture, 09/14/2023

Recent reviews

  • Expend4bles



    “Statham and Fox have an irascible chemistry, beating the crap out of each other in a love scene that ends with her panties dangling from the ceiling fan. It is, to my recollection, the first time an Expendable has gotten laid in one of these movies. They’re usually too busy getting blackout drunk at biker bars and arm wrestling with each other. Platonically, of course.” - North Shore Movies, 09/22/2023

  • No One Will Save You

    No One Will Save You


    “Like so many movies siloed off to subscribers in our streaming service dystopia, this nifty alien-invasion thriller is only available on Hulu, where most people’s miscalibrated televisions and tinny laptop speakers will mangle the cool colors and excellent sound design. I wish I’d been able to see it in a theater packed with teens in the mood for a good scream.” - North Shore Movies, 09/22/2023

Popular reviews

  • Blonde



    “I don’t begrudge anyone for not wanting to sit through a movie this miserable and intentionally upsetting, but the trigger warning is right there in the NC-17 rating and there’s no shame in not being tall enough for the ride. There should be a place for films like Blonde to explore unpleasant images and ideas for an adult audience, preferably one that knows how to behave in public.” - WBUR’s Arts & Culture, 09/27/2022

  • Cocaine Bear

    Cocaine Bear

    “This is slovenly meme shit designed to be lapped up by insecure audiences desperate to feel like they’re hip and in on the joke, no matter that there isn’t one. The screening resounded with such performative over-laughing; the intense brays and forced conviviality of folks insisting you understand that they are cool, and that they get it. It’s a bear on cocaine.” - North Shore Movies, 02/24/2023