RSS feed for Alex

Favorite films

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • Song to Song

    Song to Song


    This film is a real day-ruiner.

  • Okja



    Emotional apocalypse.

Popular reviews

  • The Apartment

    The Apartment


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    ‘Be a mensch’. If a single line defines ‘The Apartment’ – possibly Billy Wilder’s best, and one of my favourite films – then it’s this one. ‘Mensch’ comes from Yiddish, a language whose adoption in American cities only narrowly predates Hollywood’s adoption of Wilder, who had fled Europe and the Nazi threat. It means, as Dr. Dreyfus reminds us, ‘a human being’. Few films are as warm, as kind, or as human as this one, without sacrificing an awareness of…

  • Edith Walks

    Edith Walks


    Being friends with Andrew Kotting would probably be a lot of fun, but Christ this film is annoying.