Favorite films

  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Paprika
  • Dream

Recent activity

  • The City


  • Dance, Girl, Dance


  • Tokyo Story


  • Daybreak


Recent reviews

  • The City

    The City


    It's exciting to see an early pitch for utopian suburbia. Like The Naked City, you get a sense that the spirit of the land itself narrates what the silly little people are doing through destructive urbanization and then rediscovering the healthy life in small towns. The busy city life even feels a bit like a Koyaanisqatsi symphony.

    It's also fun (or depressing) to see this over 80 years removed, as the sales pitches have omissions that became egregiously apparent. The…

  • Dance, Girl, Dance

    Dance, Girl, Dance


    There's something nice about the competition between a person who is only interested in her own success and one that wants to succeed as a good person with integrity. The huge challenge for the movie is that Lucille Ball as the morally corrupt dancer is so much more charismatic than Maureen O'Hara as the hero.

Popular reviews

  • 3-Iron



    The first time I watched this movie I enjoyed it but wasn't blown away. I think I was expecting something more surreal after loving Dream (Bi-mong). This time around I was struck by how similar those movies are, and I'm a bit surprised I didn't appreciate it more before.

    The gradual introduction to the protagonists' world says enough about the whole movie. You get an image of the male character looking for something that he doesn't have, and then you…

  • A Girl at My Door

    A Girl at My Door


    At first glance a generic story of a troubled character seeking redemption by saving another character. It's told with a thin layer of mystery that is peeled off little by little, which keeps things interesting in spite of limited variation in actions and interactions.

    The movie is focused on issues of child abuse, but is also trying to stuff incest, alcoholism, homophobia, illegal immigration and more into the same film. The end result is that most things are just pointed…