"A new subject matter demands new form...and trying to understand what a film is saying to us, is to know how it is saying it." André Bazin

Favorite films

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • The Thing
  • Body Snatchers

Recent activity

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

  • The Endless

  • True Romance

  • The Quatermass Xperiment

Pinned reviews

  • Broker



    Contains minor spoilers regarding images or characters, but not plot points. This is likely my favorite film from 2022! So sad it's underseen, under promoted. is my promotion! 😀


    If you've never seen any of Kogonada's visual essays, you should take some time to enjoy them. They explore a variety of themes (mostly visual) through the lens of different directors. His very first essay (I believe), published by sight & sound, explores Japanese auteur Hirokazu Koreeda's work between 1995-2011.…

  • Pig



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

    The Passion of the Chef

    Let's start with a scene that might be at the very purposeful center of the film. Robin (Nic Cage) approaches his old home in Portland for no apparent reason, but as he walks around back, he finds a young boy. He sits next to him, the two of them framed in a doorway, continuing a significant theme of father and son imagery. Robin asks about a persimmon tree that used to be in the backyard.…

Recent reviews

  • Red Rock West

    Red Rock West

    Lara Flynn Boyle: “Marriage is a state of mind

    Nic Cage: “Not in Texas


    Moral of the story - get rid of the money!!!!

    A very 20th century type movie. ❤️

    Happy Mother’s Day y’all. 🌸

    This is a very unavailable movie, seen today on the big screen. Thank you Nic Cage and Gateway Film Center! 🥰

  • Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

    Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman


    I think this is great, but it’s layered enough to revisit before saying so. The writer, Haruki Murakami, is also credited on Burning (👍) and Drive My Car (👎). This is an animated adaptation of his short stories, for adults only. Digs deep. Check it out!!

Popular reviews

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once


    “We can do whatever we want. Nothing matters.”

    I anticipated I would like Everything Everywhere All at Once, but instead found it to be a secular utopian fantasy by way of cultural emasculation. It’s quite the abomination. Like Public Enemy said, don’t believe the hype!

    Half Star for the legendary Ke Huy Quan.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once


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

    If I can be generous at all, I do find the multiverse concept to be potentially insightful (as subtext) about culture and personal fragmentation. I wish that would have been explored more - especially as it relates to our fractured sense of identity. Instead the multiverse was mostly exploited as a "perverse chard of chaos", to use their language.

    However, it does make me think that our own fragmentation is most certainly due to loss of Faith (Trusting in a…