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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    "If you look for meaning, you miss everything that happens"
    -Andrei Tarkovsky

    The reason I chose to open my review with this quote is to help explain my approach to most films, but especially the work of David Lynch. After first viewing, my thoughts are never fully crystallized, so forgive me if this review isn't super well-crafted. The use of this quote is of course not to say that Lynch's works don't have any meaning, or that they are impervious…

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

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

    We all have that one work. The one work that bridges the gap between our youthful understanding of the medium and opens up so many new, more mature possibilities. The work that "pops the cherry," if you will. A work that redefines the way you look at a particular medium and sets a benchmark for future works to come. I don't know about you, but I have one such work for each of my favorite media.

    For literature, it was…

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  • To Boldly Flee

    To Boldly Flee

    This is the worst film I have ever seen in my entire life.

    I feel physically ill, my heart is destroyed, my soul escaped and re-entered my body several times, and my brain is like curdled milk. I don't even know where to begin with this diarrhea dump.

    Well, the length is as good as any. This film is longer than any entry in the Godfather saga, Once Upon A Time In The West, Seven Samurai, and Yi Yi. Its…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★★

    For as long as I can remember, since I saw it for the first time, it has been a tradition to watch John Carpenter's Halloween every year on the titular night. I was drawn to this film from the moment I saw it, and it quickly became my favorite horror film, a title it holds to this day. I could talk about all of the reasons I love this film, from the soundtrack to the setting to the atmosphere to…