Favorite films

  • The Crow
  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • Malina
  • Man Bites Dog

Recent activity

  • Orbital: The Box


  • Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor


  • Calm with Horses


  • The Beat That My Heart Skipped


Pinned reviews

  • Clean, Shaven

    Clean, Shaven


    Lodge Kerrigan's debut endures as a tangible yet unflinching portrait of mental illness where sound invades the maximum amount of space that the frames can contain, this, combined with the various textures of the imagery, allows for the use of a perspective from deep within the dissociative mind of our protagonist. Making for an off-balance triumph that physically hurts, assaults the senses with heightened auditory aggravations, and sheds light in the name of those who live haunted by the noise.

  • Ruby in Paradise

    Ruby in Paradise


    Much like his later feature "Ulee's Gold", Victor NuΓ±ez's indie slice of life odyssey "Ruby in Paradise" exudes loneliness and breathes authenticity through its tenderly dreamy visual storytelling and NuΓ±ez's impeccable subtle yet vibrant minor-key composition.

    NuΓ±ez brushes the journey of self-discovery with great understanding and compassion. One's hope for better days fades away, every tomorrow is the same as before, and the aimless wanderings begin to tarnish, yet, in the midst of the departure from a previous course, a…

Recent reviews

  • Laws of Gravity

    Laws of Gravity


    An unfairly forgotten seminal piece that served as one of the catalysts for the 90s indie wave, "Laws of Gravity" presents an uber-realistic chronicle of small-time crime, where two petty crooks who live and die by the easy buck see the opportunity of scoring big when an old friend arrives in town with a trunkload of guns for sale.

    Scoped through de Segonzac's penetrating documentary-like lens, the unruly underworld at display is so textured and precise that subordinates character and…

  • Essential Killing

    Essential Killing


    An equally poetic and coarse exercise on the nature of survival. Intrinsic by design and silent in a delivery that reaches for the depths of being reduced to a primitive state and rebels against moral ruling, its own geopolitical ties, and any conventional means to prompt the narrative. What remains is a film where form becomes narrative. A form that only allows for oppressed or oppressor, executioner or executed, prey or predator.

Popular reviews

  • The Stranger

    The Stranger


    The Aussies are the undisputed masters of the grounded exploration of crime, whether it's through uncompromising portrayals of real events like "Nitram" and "Snowtown", or renditions tinged with humor like "Chopper" and "The Magician", their unwillingness to place bias and comfort with their own criminality always creates works of great perceptive understanding that brilliantly confronts situations of a relentlessly disturbing nature. "The Stranger" resembles other Aussie thrillers in the vein of 2008's "The Square" and/or "Animal Kingdom" (both involving my…

  • The Batman

    The Batman


    The uber anticipated film of the masked vigilante is out and, in my eyes, is quite the piece and probably my favorite DC film as a whole.

    The film deviates from the well-known superhero canon and goes for a grim thriller noir approach that fits the Batman tale like a glove in my opinion. "Joker" already proved that differing from the superhero precept could be a commercial success and have critical acclaim, so I would guess that some of the…