Favorite films

  • How Green Was My Valley
  • Notorious
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • The Wayward Cloud

Recent activity

  • The Tree of Life

  • Blue Velvet


  • Near Dark


  • Risky Business


Recent reviews

  • France



    My favourite film of 2021: longvoyage.substack.com/p/the-best-films-of-2021?s=w

    Bruno Dumont’s France is, in one sense, one of his most accessible and palatable films, tinged with the satirical, comic, and melodramatic, and far removed from both the bleak austerity that characterizes much of his work as well as the more playfully experimental flourishes of his more recent work. Or is it? France is almost like a movie in a disguise of sorts. It is 2021’s most confounding and original film. It oscillates between…

  • Boarding Gate

    Boarding Gate


    A would-be melodrama emptied out in a Brechtian play of gestus set against the backdrop of global capital fashioned as a graveyard in quicksand. The financialization of humanity.

Popular reviews

  • Showgirls



    35mm, The Royal
    Remind me to never see this with an audience ever again.
    A ruthless and clear-eyed indictment of American culture captured in the form of a backstage melodrama in Vegas where people have sold their souls long ago for dreams they think are their own. The hyperbolic consumerism and dehumanization of Vegas serves as a microcosm through which to view capitalist American ideology at its purest. Bodies as currency, sure, but worse, all people are on…

  • Glass



    Hoping to trick some unsuspecting outlet into letting me write on this, so for now: Glassterpiece.