Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • A Clockwork Orange

Recent activity

  • Old Boyfriends


  • The Equalizer


  • Solo: A Star Wars Story


  • A Prairie Home Companion


Pinned reviews

  • Rocky IV

    Rocky IV


    Watched in the ICU courtesy of AMC

    (fear not kids, I am recovering…and will be more active here soon! love to you all)

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy


    Sometimes even a bad movie can have a good soundtrack. Average or better movies will take a good soundtrack and use it to constantly underscore the mood of the film as it goes. But then every once in a while there's a movie like Guardians of the Galaxy where the soundtrack not only powerfully informs most every scene and moves the narrative along but comments directly on who the characters are…and, in turn, even has the characters comment on the…

Recent reviews

  • I'm Dangerous Tonight

    I'm Dangerous Tonight


    A Tobe Hooper film starring Mädchen Amick, R. Lee Ermey, and Anthony Perkins had me fostering false hopes of an overlooked gem; should've taken more note of that TV-movie-style poster (which rightly indicates that yes, this is indeed a TV movie) and Perkins fourth-billing! Bad script and even worse editing, maybe almost enjoyably so if you go into it with the right expectations. I guess I was expecting more, but how much should I have expected from a movie that is fundamentally about a haunted dress?

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story


    This isn't the first time director Ron Howard has been tasked with shaping a film using the old George Lucas toolbox---that would be Willow, and it was Willow I found myself thinking of about 20 minutes into Star Wars spinoff-movie Solo. Like Willow, this recent solo tale of Solo did not immediately work for me, but somehow quickly won me over through an unbridled sense of fun and adventure. There is a tenacity to this film, a commitment to sharing…

Popular reviews

  • Manos: The Hands of Fate

    Manos: The Hands of Fate


    You people giving The Room half a star and being like "how could a movie possibly be any worse?" You haven't even begun to gaze into the abyss.

    I like my bad movies looking like they were found in a box that was home to a family of possums living under a leaky sink at a drive-in that's been closed for 40 years.

    I like my bad movies to have a musical score that sounds like a cheap bootleg of…

  • Rocky



    If ever I'm in a coma and you can't reach me, play some of Bill Conti's score for the Rocky series (Conquest might work best). That about illustrates how deeply Rocky resonates with me, and a lot of other people.

    Poverty. Illness. Discrimination. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

    Rocky speaks past those battles to the deepest part of each of us, the part which may sometimes be beaten but refuses to be defeated. And…