Why We Watch

I review stuff that I (usually) enjoy and try to spread the recommendations and love of movies around.

Favorite films

  • Sorry to Bother You
  • 50/50
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Recent activity

  • The Flash


  • Se7en


  • Oppenheimer


  • Elemental


Recent reviews

  • The Flash

    The Flash


    It could’ve been good if it was untied from everything else DC, and I’d rate it higher if Ezra Miller didn’t go off on a dangerous bender.
    I honestly did expect worse, apart from the revivals at the end…those were bad

  • Elemental



    Rough and rushed, but the intention is pure and the story is beautiful

Popular reviews

  • Return to Seoul

    Return to Seoul


    Biased because while it feels very real, and right to be that way, it’s not the only kind of adoption story I want to see out there
    But also I am an extremely fortunate adoptee, and I’m still coming to terms with both just how lucky that can be, and the unavoidable shortfalls that seem to always come with adoption

  • Somewhere in Queens

    Somewhere in Queens


    A strong debut by both Ray Romano and Jacob Ward.

    Romano shows a great ability to manage an ensemble.

    The care of writing their characters is really evident, and Romano and Stegman do a really fantastic job of putting people equally in “Sticks’s” sneakers and Leo’s shoes. It would’ve been really easy to fuck that up by making the scholarship the be-all-end-all, but it’s not much more than a good opportunity. That little detail brings the focus back to the characters, and gives time for others, especially Laurie Metcalf, to tell their stories, too.