Favorite films

  • Terrifying Girls' High School: Lynch Law Classroom
  • The Spook Who Sat by the Door
  • Murder in a Blue World
  • Fleshpot on 42nd Street

Recent activity

  • Taxi Driver


  • Breakdowns of 1949

  • Curtain Razor

  • Flamingo Road


Pinned reviews

  • Identikit



    "Sex is of no use to me, I assure you."
    "But orgasms are yang!"

    It probably comes as no surprise that this is one of my favorite films, given that a still from it has been my pfp since the day I joined Letterboxd. Though the image and the scene it comes from have been widely circulated on social media in the last few years, few have seen the film itself and hopefully Severin's House of Psychotic Women collection, an…

Recent reviews

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver


    A well-established Dev Anand starred in this film for his brother, Cannes winner Chetan Anand, during the period in which they owned a production company together. It offered an award winning and popular soundtrack. The two lead actors, Anand and Kalpana Kartik, also famously got married on a lunch break during the filming.
    Taxi Driver has a meandering plot full of colorful characters and certainly to me qualifies as a "hangout film", though it comes 5 years before Rio Bravo…

  • Flamingo Road

    Flamingo Road


    "No matter how many times you see it, you just can't believe its real."

    Crawford vs Greenstreet is my Rocky vs Apollo, my Godzilla vs Mothra, my Batman vs Joker. While the production is uneven in several ways, (scattershot plot, limping third act,) the energy of these two titans doing battle outweighs all other considerations.
    In the middle of an incredible reinvention at Warners, Joan Crawford was assigned this project over another she was angling for as pushback for bad…

Popular reviews

  • Air Hostess

    Air Hostess


    "Your job is to serve. You should learn to bear the unbearable."

    An early color effort by the Cathay Organization, made to promote tourism and air travel throughout Southeast Asia. So early in fact that the 3-strip color negatives had to be flown out and processed in London.
    It was worth it; the film is deeply hypnotic and soothing, awash in gunmetal gray and sky blue, accented with red lips and black lashes. The first half hour plays almost like…

  • Weekend of Terror

    Weekend of Terror


    "These days young men do strange things to prove their manhood."

    A satisfyingly grimy 1970 TV thriller by Jud Taylor. Has some of the grainy, destabilizing mood you might get from the era's best horror films but without any of the sex or gore.
    Robert Conrad and Lee Majors play two friends who decide to strike it rich via a little kidnapping. Unfortunately Conrad is a bit of a sociopath and accidentally kills their kidnap victim while trying to sexually…