Favorite films

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • The Sandlot
  • Zoolander
  • Kubo and the Two Strings

Recent activity

  • Spirited Away


  • The Biggest Little Farm


  • From Up on Poppy Hill


  • Top Gun: Maverick

Recent reviews

  • From Up on Poppy Hill

    From Up on Poppy Hill


    I'm grateful to [Alan Jacobs](blog.ayjay.org/the-view-from-poppy-hill/) for the reccomendation and encouragement to watch this film. In a pivotal moment for Japan, just before they host the 1964 Summer Olympics, a young woman faces the choice to help steward a beloved but ramshackle club house. The Latin Quarter houses the school paper, literary club, and single-membered philosophy club, among others. There, Umi comes to meet Shun, the lead editor of the school paper.

    The time come together for love of the Latin…

  • Why Beauty Matters

    Why Beauty Matters


    “The job of the artist is to show the real in light of the ideal and so transfigure it.” -Roger Scruton