Abhimat Gautam

Astronomer at UCLA. I study stars (not the movie kind).

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Moonlight
  • Amélie
  • The Empire Strikes Back

Recent activity

  • La La Land


  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


  • Crazy Rich Asians


  • The Prince of Egypt


Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • Inception



    I enjoyed watching the film this time much more than my previous time. However, I still think the film has many crucial and glaring flaws that are slightly masked by the movie’s very clever central conceit. The plot is full of holes and is often poorly laid out. The backstory seems boring and superfluous. The characters are all very shallow. Much of the dream technology and the uniqueness of the dream worlds are not explored in more detail.

    But the…

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie


    The Lego Movie was a lot of fun to watch. Many of the jokes were cheesy, but they always felt appropriate. The story was simple, but very clever. It incorporated jokes, gags, and countless clever references seamlessly into a relatively simple story. Overall I recommend it highly. Easily one of the most fun movies I’ve seen in a while.

    With that fairly standard part of the review done and out of the way, let me dive into something deeper. When…