Favorite films

  • His Girl Friday
  • Hud
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

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  • The Faculty


  • The Royal Hotel

  • When Evil Lurks

  • Tucker and Dale vs. Evil


Pinned reviews

  • Pete's Dragon

    Pete's Dragon


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

    Marked with spoilers, not because I’m really spoiling much of anything (although I suppose I do give away the final scene of a seven-year-old Disney film) but because I went long and sentimental/self-reflective on this one and I don’t want to gum up everyone’s t/l if I can help it. Also for those who are triggered by these kinds of things, I talk about the death of a beloved animal in pretty stark detail. I know I avoid reading that…

Recent reviews

  • The Faculty

    The Faculty


    First viewing since the late 90’s. To be upfront about it, I thought this was garbage even as a teenager (this would have been a hotly anticipated project based on the Rodriguez/Williamson connection) and I had a high degree of certainty it hadn’t improved any with the passage of time. That said, I’ve had Hartnett jumping in and out of my Letterboxd actor stats for the past few months based on how semi-ubiquitous he’s become in 2023 and thought it…

  • Reptile



    My review is up over at InRO. Sort of the inverse of the phenomenon where a perfectly solid feature film premise is stretched out to to an 8 episode limited-series. The central mystery is nowhere near as interesting as the film believes it to be and the this can barely keep track of all its red herrings and colorful supporting characters but del Toro and Silverstone (!) have such fantastic chemistry together as a middle-aged married couple jumping back and…

Popular reviews

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2


    When I was a little kid, growing up solidly middle class, I had a lot of toys. But my parents, mindful of the expanding clutter that comes from the accumulation of “stuff,” presented me with an ultimatum: if I went long enough without playing with my toys then I’d have to get rid of them before I could get any new ones. They didn’t care what I did with them: throw them out, sell them at a yard sale, give…

  • Spencer



    Pick. A. Fucking. Metaphor. Diana as a wild horse that can’t be tamed. Diana as beautiful but dumb pheasants, bred to be killed. Diana as currency being passed between men. Diana as a P.O.W. (Princess of Wales, clever that). Diana as Anne Boleyn (literally conversing with her ghost and sharing horror stories about their respective husbands). And that’s not even counting all the torturous business with Diana’s obsession with her father’s ratty old jacket, contrasted with the gowns she’s instructed…