RSS feed for Neven

Favorite films

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • The Shallows

    The Shallows 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Oct, 2016

    I'm a sucker for bottle plots, and The Shallows stays committed to its premise. The back story is forced, but it's also brief, so I didn't mind it much.

  • A Report on the Party and the Guests

    A Report on the Party and the Guests 1966

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Sep, 2016

    A bit obtuse on your first viewing, but I always hold a lot of respect for movies that are unlike anything I've seen before, full of promise.

Popular reviews

  • Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers 1997

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Aug, 2013

    It's as good an action/sci-fi movie as has ever been made, and on top of it, it's a subversive, complex, yet highly entertaining examination of the cost of social order. It has held up beautifully over the past 15 years, and in retrospect, it's one of the best movies of the 1990s.

  • The Master

    The Master 2012

    ★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2012

    It's perfectly fine for a movie to have an elusive core, to not be about anything in particular. But when that is the case, it should at least populate the screen with enough varied ideas to invite engagement. The Master is a claustrophobic, one-track tale(?) and so the overwhelming emotions it invokes are befuddlement and, often, boredom.

    The titular Master is very mildly based on Scientology's L. Ron Hubbard, and references that spell this out do the movie no favors,…