My measure of movies is quickly becoming, “Did watching this bring me more joy than reciting the words to Nicole Kidman’s AMC promo?”

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Rear Window
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Showgirls

Recent activity

  • Marathon Man


  • Bram Stoker's Dracula


  • Sudden Death


  • Infinity Pool


Recent reviews

  • Sudden Death

    Sudden Death


    More protracted than sudden. When the best praise everyone has to offer is “workmanlike,” and their enthusiasm is centered around one scene (admittedly a pretty good one), read between the lines: Somehow, it’s all mostly — mostly! — too serious and a little bit boring.

  • Infinity Pool

    Infinity Pool


    Crimes of the future.

Popular reviews

  • Polyester


    Me: "You know, we've been dating six weeks, and except for one all the movies we've seen together have been John Waters movies."

    Him: "I don't see the problem."

  • Suburbia


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Bizarre to see folks dismiss the morality of the movie as one-sided (e.g. Wil Forbis sez "punks = good; everyone else = bad") when a girl has her clothes torn off by her punk peers at a concert, or one of our young protagonists is drugged, or Chris Pedersen's character complains repeatedly that his step-dad is black. Instead, what Suburbia does is effectively demonstrate the obvious but frequently unacknowledged notion that society is constructed to give the benefit of the…