Drew Smith

I watched a movie a day for a year and all I learned is that I’ve seen nothing

Favorite films

  • The Ascent
  • Hellzapoppin'
  • Putney Swope
  • National Treasure

Recent activity

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


  • The Doom Generation


  • Cool Hand Luke


  • Sorcerer


Recent reviews

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


    Curious that two multiverse juggernauts feature a bagel as crucial plot device. 

    Gorgeous, funny, quite creatively delegated, and a lot of fun. A bit exhausting by film’s end, I question the necessity splitting it into two parts, and I suppose all multiverse films have to be about “breaking the cycle” in some way, but I’m not gonna think too hard about this one. I had a good time. 

    A high 7 to low 8.

  • The Doom Generation

    The Doom Generation


    It’s kinda like eating spaghetti. 

    The movie your mom‘s afraid you’ll bring home. Arraki’s film school is showing and maybe that’s a good thing?

    An exercise in urges. Jordan is the gentle cuck. Amy is everyone’s first love. Xavier is a thug who puts “Jesus” in and out of people. They’re always hungry. Always smoking. Always horny. Always provoking. They could take as much or as little as they want, but what they choose always amounts to $6.66. They aren’t clever. They…

Popular reviews




    I hate this film.

    I hate how perfectly it embodies the yearning of a generation. I hate how much I know about him now. I hate what it made me think. I hate how it’s musings on fickle distractions became my own fickle distraction. I hate how much of myself I saw in these frames. I hate that I got turned on. I hate that it made me cry. I hate that I think this review makes me brave.

    I hate…

  • Lost Highway

    Lost Highway


    This one didn’t really do it for me. Everything that makes it interesting, I’ve seen done better in other facets of Lynch’s catalogue. 

    The first 45 minutes of this film is Lynchian horror in perhaps its purest form, so much so that it comes across as borderline formulaic. I just couldn’t shake the feeling that everyone was trying too hard, particularly during these opening moments. And while the atmosphere is as tangible as you’d expect from a Lynch film, for…