James Vaughan

movie watcher in california

auburn -> los angeles -> san francisco

Favorite films

  • Vertigo
  • Raw
  • The Brothers Bloom
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Recent activity

  • Elvis

  • Evil Dead II

  • Idiocracy

  • Inland Empire

Recent reviews

  • Dune



    Really enjoyed this. I had managed to avoid trailers and most other promotional material, and seeing all the sets and costumes and other visuals with no expectations was great. I hadn’t realized they were breaking the first book up into multiple movies but I’m excited for it.

  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby


    This was great. I’m probably not the first to make this comparison but it did what Uncut Gems did for me and I loved it.

Popular reviews

  • T



    I loved this one. It was a short but could have watched a full hour of it.

  • Self Discovery for Social Survival

    Self Discovery for Social Survival


    This was great. It's pretty much just beautiful surf footage paired with a great original score from start to finish. I was hoping for a more words and personality from the surfers and musicians in it but even without that I enjoyed this a lot.

    A couple things made this special for me:

    First, I got to see the premiere at the Palace Theater in LA with a live score by Allah Las, Connan Mockasin, and Andrew VanWyngarden, and a…