A.A. Dowd

Writer/editor for hire. Formerly: The A.V. Club, Time Out Chicago.

Favorite films

  • Sans Soleil
  • Audition
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Recent activity

  • Benediction


  • Master

  • The Bob's Burgers Movie

  • Top Gun: Maverick

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  • ParaNorman



    "What do you think you're doing firing on civilians? That's for the police to do!"

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections


    Pivotal scene is the bluntly confessional conversation where the movie just comes right out and tells us that Warner Bros. was going to make more Matrix with or without everyone involved, so Lana and Keanu and company signed on to protect the franchise best they could. Afraid I don't find that daring so much as just depressingly revealing: a kind of apology for the film's very existence—and one that betrays the animating inspiration of the whole endeavor as a begrudged,…