RSS feed for Mark

Favorite films

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • The Prince of Egypt

    The Prince of Egypt


    It's unsettling how good the animation is in this.

  • Monos



    Pretty great. I went into this blind and came out very satisfied.

    The world and characters of Monos are its strongest asset. There's something about seeing teenagers playing the role of soldiers that just gets to me. All of the performances are top-notch.

    Monos has some gorgeous visuals, easily some of the most breathtaking vistas you'll see in a film this year. I love that they were able to capture every single moment of the ensuing chaos. It's brutal, grimy,…

Popular reviews

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra


    Visually stunning, superbly acted, and emotionally gripping. It's hard to think about anything else right now and it's been hours since I walked out of the cinema.

    Last year when First Man came out, I felt a little disappointed that I didn't share the enjoyment that everyone else seemed to have. With this, I finally understand what those people experienced. Ad Astra has some of the best production design and cinematography I've seen this decade, with some shots even rivaling…

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed


    Shout out to the people behind me in the theater who shouted, "Well, that sucked", directly after the movie ended. πŸ˜‚

    Seriously though, this movie is masterfully done and it's probably going to be my favorite to come out this year.

    This is the best film Paul Schrader has made since Affliction (which came in 1997, so that's saying something). I don't know what finally enabled him to make this movie, but whatever it was, I'm glad it worked.