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  • Ikiru
  • Alien
  • Cure
  • Mother Joan of the Angels

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  • I Am Corn Puffians (The Final Unauthorized Director's Cut)

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Pinned reviews

  • Better Luck Tomorrow

    Better Luck Tomorrow


    35mm print

    It's hard not to think about the clip of Roger Ebert from the Sundance Film Festival passionately defending this film when (I'm going to make an assumption here about this bit) a white audience member asked Justin Lin if he was ashamed of making a movie all about people from the Asian-American community that would end up becoming bad influences for generations to come. But I think that people who ask questions of that sort are only doing…

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans


    TIFF 2022 #11: Special Presentations (World Premiere)

    In the eyes of Steven Spielberg, movies are magic. To say that The Fabelmans is a movie all about the magic of movies is one thing, but Spielberg's recreation of his own childhood memories - from falling in love with the movies, to the way that they serve as a gateway to escaping from the harsh realities that one can be made to endure, or even bring you closer to understanding the world…

Recent reviews

  • Missing



    Feels like it's more indebted to pulling the rug from under your feet a tad too many times before you realize that it's just getting too silly. Was on board with this because I did like what the same story writers did with Searching prior to this, but I also can't help but feel like Missing ends up getting too lost in its own mystery it gets too convoluted and even somewhat conceited. Granted, I think that Searching suffers a…

  • I Am Corn Puffians (The Final Unauthorized Director's Cut)

    I Am Corn Puffians (The Final Unauthorized Director's Cut)

    *Directed by my friend Joey Litvak, so I am abstaining from rating*

    Impressive mixing of both home footage and the cinema-verité techniques in order to bring us into a world of a completely self-deprecatory filmmaking practice. But at the same time, I admire this film's dedication to showing how deeply involved within the independent music scene of Toronto these people can be, especially with getting to know a band like Born Ruffians.

    There's a whole lot of things being attempted here - which I think it rather admirable for a film like this. Keep at it, Joey, you've got a great future ahead of you!

Popular reviews

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up


    fuck off

  • Turning Red

    Turning Red


    Saw this one in a theater, after having won a draw from TIFF - and I'm really sad that many people are not going to have the same experience that I was ever so lucky to have with Disney's shafting this one on over to Disney+. But I think the one thing worth taking away from having seen Turning Red is that as someone who's grown up watching Pixar films for just about my entire life, it feels nice to…