Favorite films

Don’t forget to select your favorite films!

Recent activity

All
  • Columbus

    ★★★½

  • Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★★½

  • The Red Queen Kills Seven Times

    ★½

  • Fresh

    ★★★½

Recent reviews

More
  • Columbus

    Columbus

    ★★★½

    This is one of the most beautifully shot movies I’ve seen, the whole “every frame a painting” thing from beginning to end. It naturally uses the appeal to architecture to anchor all that. There are lots of movies about someone young who is torn about whether to leave a small town and their family for more opportunities somewhere further away, but I liked all the specific extra attention given to “place” in this one. 


    However, I did not buy the…

  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★★½

    It’s easy to appreciate how influential this wound up being, imagine watching this at the time it came out, it still feels so fresh 50 years later, and you can see why it still gets referenced in conversations about paranoia or gaslighting or conspiracy theories. The vibe of luxury gothic 60’s Central Park apartments that are spacious but claustrophobic is so good.

    Don’t trust anybody over 40, the only people who actually try to help Rosemary are her age-appropriate friends who kick John Cassavetes of the kitchen and tell him to go away.

Popular reviews

More
  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★

    The second acclaimed movie with Philip Seymour Hoffman I've tried to watch in the past year, and as with The Master, I just can't get into it. I think that now after trying to watch both these movies, I've realized that I have a hard time with movies that I feel are too abstract, and lacking in narrative. For SNY specifically, I can respect it for its ambition and how creatively meta it got, but I think I prefer this sort of ground being tread in other mediums beside film. For some reason it remains very inaccessible to me.

  • After Yang

    After Yang

    ★★★★½

    This is what I increasingly like out of sci-fi. A quiet thoughtful short story rather than an epic tour-de-force. A random walk through an interesting take on the future instead of a space opera. To me this reminded me of a Ted Chiang story that got turned into a 90 minute movie, or maybe a bit like Klara and the Sun. Didn’t really have an explicit message but relied more on mood and direction. Thought everyone in it was really good. I would like to live in this Muji-inspired future, with it’s impeccably clean homes and gourmet teas.