Favorite films

  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Parasite
  • Her
  • Inception

Recent activity

All
  • The Valet

    ★★★½

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

  • Great Pretender

    ★★★★

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    ★★★★

Recent reviews

More
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    Daniels have perfected the style with which they made Swiss Army Man: a simple setting, crazy occurrences, a wildly inventive spin to the genre, a flurry of emotions and climax that feels like a warm hug. I'm glad to say that I've found the second film which made me sob (the first being Anand which I haven't yet logged here).

    Love seems to be the focal point around which the premise revolves: Joy loves Becky, which vaguely annoys Evelyn, who…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    Fire forms an important part of the visual aesthetic in The Northman, fixing itself a firm position amongst an ensemble of harsh ice, and an ironic lush green. The way a flame is ambivalent, a fire rages on screen in situations both good and bad, in situations highlighting masculinity, budding or otherwise. Be it young Amleth's coming of age ritual with his father, or the one in older Amleth's introduction, where he bays for blood. He even is prophesied to…

Popular reviews

More
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★½

    "If you expect disappointment, then you can never really be disappointed."
    Not only is this line terrible, but it also isn't quite true: I expected to be disappointed by the film, and the film delivered on my expectations. It tries to juggle a lot, and isn't successful enough. Somewhere at the core premise lies a good film, maybe even a great one, but some lazy writing and a cop-out ending whose ramifications aren't truly explored paired with a director who…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

    The title "Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness" invokes feels of a witty comedy balancing on the tightrope separating satire and farce. If not a comedy through and through, then at least something laid back. Instead, we're treated with a story saturated by plot points, characters, universes and versions of characters from other universes. The story chugs away at full speed, cutting away any emotionality, from CGI fight scene to CGI fight scene with barely any time for us…