Favorite films

  • The Incredibles
  • La La Land
  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • Magnolia

Recent activity

  • The Little Mermaid


  • Die Another Day

  • Deep Red


  • The Devil's Backbone


Pinned reviews

  • Pig



    I wrote about my favorite 21 movies of 2021, grouping them into thematic trios on my website — read the full article here! Pig moved me more than any other film this year, so it’s firmly held the #1 spot since I saw it in July. And here’s my roughly-ranked list of the same movies, plus a few more. Thanks to everyone who read my work this year — it’s been a wild ride and I’m excited to see what 2022 has in store

  • The Lion King

    The Lion King


    Over the last several months, my brother and I rewatched every Walt Disney Animation Studios movie in chronological order. I ranked them all to celebrate Raya’s release.

    Read my full article here! And let me know your personal faves in the comments!

Recent reviews

  • The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid


    Definitely on the higher end of the spectrum of unnecessary Disney remakes. Performances are solid, and the narrative changes and additional songs enrich the original material instead of detracting from it. If a Broadway production staged this exact script, it’d be a super fun stage musical. Unfortunately the visuals are so mind-bogglingly ugly that it never quite overcomes its aesthetic cursedness to actually become, y’know, good. But it’s way more fun than the vast majority of these awful things.

  • Die Another Day

    Die Another Day

    The worst Bond yet. Choppy editing, abysmal performances, terrible dialogue, awful special effects, garbage pacing.

Popular reviews

  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing


    If you don’t think Sal is a racist, you should probably rewatch this movie. His climactic use of racial slurs can’t be chalked up to a lapse of judgement. He repeatedly clarifies that he only tolerates black people because they haven’t done anything bad to him, and because they provide his livelihood. His respect for the black community is entirely conditional and transaction-based — as soon as his “terms” of respect (essentially not having any major negative encounters with any…

  • Grease



    Nothing about Grease makes any sense. Aside from a few enjoyable musical numbers and dance sequences, the movie is an absolute mess of tonal contradictions. It attempts to radiate horny teen energy, but everybody in it has so little chemistry that they seem like they’re siblings pretending to be lovers.

    The failed sexual energy is also at odds with the bizarrely juvenile slapstick humor that, in my eyes, only kids could appreciate. And the filmmakers shoot the whole thing with some…