Favorite films

  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Black Narcissus
  • People on Sunday
  • Lawrence of Arabia

Recent activity

  • Gloria

  • Clue

  • Misery

  • Marketa Lazarová

Recent reviews

  • Claire's Knee

    Claire's Knee

    My first outing to the movies in almost two years (!), and what a joy that it was to see one of my favorites from Rohmer!

    The luscious landscapes of Annecy are even more breathtaking on the (massive) silver screen. A perfect film to mark the end of a wonderful summer.

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia

    I had been saving Lawrence of Arabia for the perfect moment, but I couldn't wait any longer. So, watching it on a random Monday night – on the same day I had the second dose of the Covid vaccine, mind you. I'm aching all over still – would have to do. And it did.

    Lawrence of Arabia is a miracle.
    Thank God for David Lean.
    Thank God for Peter O'Toole.
    And thank God for the desert.

Popular reviews

  • My Night at Maud's

    My Night at Maud's

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

    This piece was originally published on Simulacro Mag.

    When asked why he chose black-and-white as the color palette for Ma Nuit Chez Maud (1968), the third installment in his Contes Moreaux series, Éric Rohmer explained: “Because it suited the nature of the subject-matter. Color wouldn’t have added anything positive to it; on the contrary, it would only have destroyed the atmosphere of the film and introduced distracting elements that had no useful purpose. (…) I was concerned above all with…

  • The Passenger

    The Passenger

    This piece was originally published on Simulacro Mag.

    Architecture and space are core aspects of Antonioni’s œuvre: they are the frameworks through which we understand his characters’ inner worlds. The Passenger (1975), the final installment in his English-language trilogy, is a beautiful testament to the sophistication and empathy with which the director uses these elements to handle concepts of existential malaise, mortality, and identity.

    This is the tale of David Locke, a renowned yet disillusioned journalist who is presently in…