Favorite films

  • The Shining
  • That Most Important Thing: Love
  • Bell from Hell
  • L'Eclisse

Recent activity

All
  • The Bigamist

    ★★★½

  • Dune

    ★★

  • Concrete Plans

    ★★★

  • The Father

    ★★★½

Recent reviews

More
  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★

    A sterile slog. A space opera, in the desert, with Villeneuves complete lack of humour and sensuality? It’s dry out here man. Lynch’s version was a complete mess but at least it had some memorable weirdness and interesting design choices. This one’s like a really long perfume ad.

  • Blade

    Blade

    ★★★

    A forgotten curio. It’s reaching for the French Connection or Serpico NYC cop vibe and has a decent cast but is far too cheap and is shot like a 70s porno with shaky camerawork and washed out lighting. A few things make it interesting apart from that juxtaposition. The score sounds like Cipriani and uses dreamy string cues during murder scenes, the first of which is surprisingly brutal. There’s also a Cassavettes feel to the scenes of Blade and his…

Popular reviews

More
  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★★

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

    A miraculous film that feels so breezy even though it runs three hours. That feels so suspenseful despite one knowing the ending. That honestly gets better each time you watch it.

    I think the appeal this has to me for rewatching is that you start to feel like Graysmith, going back over the clues in dusty folders, hoping to finally find the key to the case but of course, like him, you never find it. That sense of feeling close to the truth but it forever being just out of reach is a really powerful thing and keeps me coming back to this movie.

  • Luz

    Luz

    ★★★★★

    Holy fuck this is good. Pure cinema. I’m staggered that this is essentially a student film. It’s made with the utmost confidence and looks and sounds better than most much bigger budgeted films released today. Shot on 16mm, the cinematography has a delicious blend of 80s horror, euro arthouse and a bit of Nöe. I miss the look of real film today, something ineffable has been lost in most digital films. (There’s maybe a few too many scratches on the…