Favorite films

  • The Godfather: Part II
  • The Godfather
  • Manhattan
  • West Side Story

Recent activity

  • Julie Darling


  • BlackBerry


  • Wild at Heart


  • Dune


Recent reviews

  • How to Blow Up a Pipeline

    How to Blow Up a Pipeline


    Bugging me: Why would the feds accept her phony explanation that it was just the three women when the two workers looking for the drone chased and shot a man at one of the sites?

    Too much of a "happy ending," and an unearned one at that. I loved Nocturama, which is stronger with its detached, observational point of view and chilling ending.

    The "let's do a crime" docudrama aspect of HTBUAP is pretty good, but the personal drama is…

  • Psycho



    Netflix's version of this looks like total dogshit.

Popular reviews

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)


    I simply didn't care. Great acting, particularly by Ed Norton and Emma Stone. Early on Stone's character lets loose with an eviscerating speech that summed up my feelings exactly. Then it kept going for over an hour.

  • Sin City

    Sin City


    This movie is almost a perfect vortex of things I don't like: style over substance, precious film noir homage, relentless recycling of cliches, hyper-overprocessd visuals making live action look like a cartoon, the "story"-telling of Robert Rodriguez, soulless action, comic books...

    This was a staggeringly artful complete miss, and I'm kind of impressed by it. There wasn't a single moment that interested me. Some of the visuals were neat, but none gave it any value, and I found it tedious throughout, despite generally liking most of the actors (when did Mickey Rourke turn into a 'roided-up Robert Stack?).