Favorite films

  • King Kong
  • Out of the Past
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
  • Shaun of the Dead

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  • Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.


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  • George Carlin's American Dream


  • See How They Run


Recent reviews

  • Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

    Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.


    Loved having the opportunity to see this on the big screen for the first time.

    Years ago my son was asked to curate a Godzilla film for a Secret Cinema program in San Diego. He was in elementary school but decided on Godzilla Tokyo SOS because he liked the questions it raised about using Godzilla's DNA.

    This one is quite sad though because of a tragic death.

    My friend pointed out that Masami Nagasawa, who plays one of the Mothra…

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    Decently crafted but not terribly exciting horror tale about a young woman trying to figure out why her mother abandoned her as a bay in a cemetery.

    More atmospheric than outright horror and with a very femme-centric narrative to try and gain traction as socially aware horror.

    Solid cast helps to sell the story but not terribly hard to figure out where it's all heading and nothing is drawn with much depth or originality.

    Easy to watch but also easy…

Popular reviews

  • Infinity Pool

    Infinity Pool


    When Brandon Cronenberg’s Infinity Pool screened last week at Sundance Film Festival, it came with all sorts of warnings about gore, violence, sexual content, and strobe effects that could cause seizures. It delivers on all that but with an elegance of craft and meticulous care that audiences might not expect. From its opening shots that spin the world upside down, it’s designed to throw you off kilter and make you uncomfortable.

    The film’s set an an isolated foreign resort where…

  • Cocaine Bear

    Cocaine Bear

    I do love the title Cocaine Bear but very little in this film lived up to the wild imaginings I had for the story.

    I have to confess that my reaction to the film may be tainted by the fact that I just came back from a Death Cabin vacation where I watched 31 truly BONKERS films and that I recently programmed a marathon of Animals Attack films and saw some genuine gems.

    Cocaine Bear desperately wants to be crazy…