Richard Patron

Favorite films

  • Goodbye to Language
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Last Days of Disco
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Recent activity

  • My Survival as an Aboriginal

  • Prayer

  • Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special

  • In//Out

Recent reviews

  • The Illiac Passion

    The Illiac Passion


    Trying to step inside the world of this mammoth work, the mind is obliterated into a million particles spinning at light speed in and around the fractal labyrinth that is GM’s memory palace. 

    To quote Beavers in a talk earlier in the day with Ute Aurand, chaired by Audrey Lam (Audrey also made this screening and this whole program actually possible alongside co-curator Keegan O'Connor):

    “…like the human eye there are all of these tiny movements that we make without…

  • Asteroid City

    Asteroid City


    Bob Balaban’s character in Moonrise Kingdom is very interesting to me because although he seemingly appears to be and act as Wes Anderson-y as the rest of the inhabitants of the New England island of New Penzance, he does not in fact have any meaningful physical interaction with them or have any “real” effect on the events or environments that are presented to us within the film. We know barely anything about him, where he has come from or what…

Popular reviews

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    In this latest episode of who wants to be a post-modernist, Hollywood Hustler and former funnyman, Adam McKay, presents to us the most brazenly obnoxious and predictable attempt at political satire since his own witless "comedy", Vice, in 2018.

    Don’t Look Up is so poorly constructed from almost every conceivable angle, that it almost starts to function incidentally as some form of auto-critique – like a parasite on a mission to burrow through someone’s guts, getting confused, and starting to…

  • Elvis


    Elvis manages to reach this certain poetic beauty not necessarily through a singular brilliance in its wild use of montage, compositions and overlays, but rather in the continuous barrage of visual and sonic ecstasy which result in a kind of perpetual daze, where one’s comprehension of certain historical details or even just specific narrative progression turn completely into an amorphous gelatinous goo. This aspect of the film IMO is its greatest strength because unlike other recent grand attempts at myth-making…