Favorite films

  • Comrades, Almost a Love Story
  • Chungking Express
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Recent activity

  • Annihilation


  • Animalia

  • Aloners


  • Inside


Recent reviews

  • Annihilation



    Annihilation wears its inspirations on its sleeves: Stalker, most notably, but references to Apocalypse Now, the Mandelbrot set, H.R. Giger, and 2001 abound. In turn, Annihilation influenced one of my favorite games, Control, and it was so cool seeing where the game picked up many of its ideas.

    Annihilation revels in colors and luminance --- in contrast with Stalker's Zone, Annihilation's Shimmer glimmers and glows underneath a prismatic sky. I've never seen such a gorgeous display of horror. And to…

  • Animalia


    Thoughts soon

Popular reviews

  • Satantango



    "May gloom and utter darkness claim it once more; may a cloud settle over it; may blackness overwhelm it." Job 3:5

    Watched this at the Gene Siskel as part of the Settle In series. Was shocked when it sold out, laughed when the usher who introduced the movie said a lot of us "look familiar." A penchant for pain perhaps?

    Much has been said about this film --- I remember when I first got into cinema last year and looked…

  • Return to Seoul

    Return to Seoul


    Edit: Honestly this is a lot like Aftersun for me in that I think if I rewatch it, I'm probably gonna lose it. Not ready.

    UGH I wish I liked this more. Maybe I expected a bit too much going into the movie, because I was told to expect all these things about existential angst, malaise, etc. and that's usually good enough a reason to see a film. The best movies wrestle with ordinary people trying to understand their way…