RSS feed for Alex

Favorite films

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • Slice


    There's a charm this movie tries to have that could have been super neat if they pulled it off in any way.

    Unfortunately, they don't, and there's very clearly some production issues that mar any hope this might have had.

    A little more camp, a little less bad acting and like ten more passes at the screenplay and this might have been fun.

    Right now, though, it's none of those things.

  • Blindspotting


    I thought this was really great. Performances and social commentary are both razor sharp. It never really slows down or stops surprising you at any turn. Sure to be one of my favorites at years end.

Popular reviews

  • Collateral Beauty

    Collateral Beauty


    attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed.


    I hate that word. I think it's horribly misused by people when describing media that they just don't quite "get".

    But this. This damn movie. This is exactly the kind of preachy, pandering bullshit that studios think they can churn out in December and collect awards come February. For what it's worth, I hope no one sees it and I hope…

  • Minding the Gap

    Minding the Gap


    A truly effective deconstruction of masculinity and the vicious cycle of abusive relationships in the pit of middle America. Bing Liu establishes himself as a searing talent to watch with this brilliantly constructed and personal journey into the lives of a group of boys with skateboards.