Favorite films

  • Inland Empire
  • The Truman Show
  • Blue Velvet
  • Eyes Wide Shut

Recent activity

  • Blue Velvet


  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow


  • The Comedy


  • Greener Grass


Recent reviews

  • Enthusiasm


    “It is about glory! It is about courage and heroism! We are the fighters of the fire front!”

    Dziga Vertov’s first venture into film with sound, Enthusiasm: The Symphony of Donbas, may have been primarily constructed as a propaganda piece for industrialisation, but it allowed the filmmaker an opportunity to experiment with audio - learning the new language that would fundamentally change what had been established with Soviet montage. Although not quite mastering the combination of sound and sight to…

  • The Whale

    The Whale


    “I need to know that I have done one thing right with my life!” 

    Adapted from the play of the same name, Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale feels less like a psychological drama and more like amateur theatre with its low-concept tragedy that doesn’t seem to take advantage of its form, instead relying on atrociously obvious metaphor and overly affected dialogue in scenes that don’t seem to build the necessary rhythm or tension needed to make the film feel natural or human.…

Popular reviews

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up


    “Can we just call it a potentially significant event?”

    As much as I wholeheartedly support the messages of Adam McKay’s satirical disaster film Don’t Look Up, the director’s signature obnoxious style and lack of subtlety makes it difficult to connect with at times. The narrative is reasonably engaging and is energised by the frantic editing and largely decent comedy, but similarly to Vice and The Big Short, the condescending tone really starts to impede on the overall enjoyment; often making its scenarios…

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre


    “Behold the joys of late-stage capitalism”

    It obviously didn’t come as a surprise that this Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot/sequel is bad, but I still can’t believe how incompetent and frustrating this movie really is; failing on every imaginable level with its shockingly awful filmmaking and unbelievably infuriating writing. Beyond the boring aesthetics and flat characters, the screenplay is so pathetic I’m astonished it was actually produced; making ridiculous, unexplained plot choices, as well as useless attempts at a ‘social commentary’ by touching on issues…