Favorite films

  • In a Year with 13 Moons
  • Jessica Forever
  • Finished
  • Penda's Fen

Recent activity

  • Local Hero

  • Brassed Off

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • The Innocents

Recent reviews

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    gemlike reminder of a time when you didn't have to compromise your art or your faith to make something so broadly accessible, or universally lovable

  • The Innocents

    The Innocents

    very fine film - like the coating of pond-scum on the otherwise blemishless grounds. how richly visual, how many uses wrung from each aspect of the space - one has to lament the idea of a Great Novel receiving this kind of, oh, what's the word...artful treatment now. deborah kerr goes from prim and tufted titmouse to puffed-up, wings-outstretched and screeching strigine in a change almost so gradual as to be natural but not so natural as to be incongruous with the -very- eighteenth-century scheme of it all. the child actor, miles, a worthy scene partner to her, no shrinking metaphor in literary flower-white.

Popular reviews

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    feature length rick and morty ep for new york times readers

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return


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

    What makes Lynch so fascinating is that he’s a conservative whose aesthetic tendencies (unerring empathy for/centering of his female characters, a proclivity for exploring dysphoric relationships between persons and their bodies/bodies and the world, and an affinity for the cynical epistemology of the noir) constantly undermine his nostalgic and otherwise regressive gestures. Nowhere is that more apparent than in The Return, a colossal moral reckoning with the willful failure of each and every available institution (cultural/political/social) to reckon with trauma.…