Favorite films

  • Johnny Guitar
  • Brief Encounter
  • Multiple Maniacs
  • Born in Flames

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  • The Woman in Question


  • Old Man


  • The Law in Her Hands


  • Ella Ella


Recent reviews

  • A Touch of Class

    A Touch of Class


    I watched this in memory of the great Glenda Jackson, as I had not yet seen any of her Best Actress-winning performances. I always wondered if people were being unfairly rough on this one (being a Best Picture nominee and everything), but after finally seeing it, I understand why it's not aged well. It's an anti-romcom, but in the shrillest sense of the term, where the two "lovers" spend most of the film either arguing or being neglectful and you…

  • The Plumber

    The Plumber


    Quite a low-key affair in terms of style and budget, but certainly not the case with the viciousness of its class satire, where a bourgeois academic feels menaced by her building's loquacious plumber as he makes unspecified repairs to her bathroom and slowly ingratiates himself into her daily routine. Is he as dangerous as she quickly assumes? Or are her fears unfounded and more a product of her discomfort around those who don't frequent her social sphere? You can see…

Popular reviews

  • Dirty Computer

    Dirty Computer


    Even though the concept here isn’t entirely novel, and the music-videos-as-memories conceit lacks a certain cohesiveness in order to make this film truly stand on its own, the whole vibe of this “emotion picture” is so uniquely Janelle’s that I was still mesmerized by it all. Every song, every lyric, every choreographic choice, every colour and costume is a different personal statement that reveals a new facet of her incandescent soul, and it streams out to us in such gloriously…

  • A Distant Place

    A Distant Place


    Very, very quietly shattering. The ghosts you want to leave behind will always follow, and some people will never understand the haunting they bring you.