Favorite films

  • Blow-Up
  • Frankenstein Created Woman
  • Spirits of the Dead
  • Black Lizard

Recent activity

  • The Last Horror Film


  • A White Dress for Marialé


  • Shadow of Death


  • House of Dreams


Recent reviews

  • The Queen's Gambit

    The Queen's Gambit


    There is lots to like about The Queen's Gambit, particularly the remarkable performance from the female lead, but I was especially taken aback by its portrayal of Russia and the Russian people. I expected the typical cartoon characters and gray brutalist cityscapes, which have become commonplace in Hollywood films, but that was not the case. They didn't actually shoot in Russia, but it was refreshing to see Moscow portrayed as the beautiful city that it actually is. In The Queen's Gambit, Moscow had sunny skies, and there was a glimmer of the incredible art nouveau architecture you can still find there. Perfect ending.

  • The Wonder

    The Wonder


    I really appreciated the film's eerie old-world atmosphere that supports a leisurely tale about how systematic traumas caused by capitalism, imperialism & organized religion manifest among the poor and working classes. More evidence that Florence Pugh is one of the best actors working at the moment.

Popular reviews

  • The Night Of

    The Night Of


    This was a nice reminder that John Turturro is a national treasure. It also features the best use of a cat since Inside Llewyn Davis.

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea


    I would have liked this so much more if it had no soundtrack, was called Maintenance by the Sea and we spent the entirety of the film watching Casey Affleck's character unplug toilets, fix sinks, shovel snow and get in occasional bar fights.