Calum Marsh

Three highballs, and I think I'm St. Francis of Assisi.

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  • 69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez

    69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez


    Reviewed for the NYT. Laugh now, cry later.

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho


    Among other things, a fascinating case study in adapting for the screen. The smartest choice is the integration of the monologues about pop music into the sex and murder sequences: in the novel they’re presented as sort of like interstitial essays, and folding them into the action is a clear improvement. At the same time, the movie plainly tries to move away from the source material, both by maintaining a different tone (it’s much lighter, funnier, and less extreme than the…

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  • Vox Lux

    Vox Lux


    rest of the world: *through tears* p-please... you can’t just do every performance with a stupid accent
    natalie portman: noo yawk

  • Suburbicon


    just because you're in some Coen brothers movies doesn't mean you can make a Coen brothers movie