Ben Verschoor

Ben Verschoor Pro

Favorite films

  • Alien
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • The Matrix
  • Green Room

Recent activity

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish


  • Wish

  • Killers of the Flower Moon


  • The Creator


Pinned reviews

  • Con Air

    Con Air


    A poignant sequel to Raising Arizona, in which Ed finally is able to conceive, but H.I.'s lawbreaking habits get him into worse trouble than ever before and he has to fight to see the child he never thought he'd have.

  • Cats


    I could not ask for more from this shot in the dark.
    Take a look at this thing, whether sober or stoned!
    You can say that it bites, but it will leave a mark.
    There was talk of a blockbuster. Who could have known?

    Oh the criticals scar, and the criticals boo
    Criticals boo as criticals should
    Criticals should, so criticals pan
    Criticals pan and criticals boo.

    On arrival it's dead, yet it lives--it's in heat!
    Such immense talent spent…

Recent reviews

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    Puss in Boots: The Last Wish


    It's easy to overrate this in the wake of how badly Wish whiffed upon its star, but then I'm pretty sure I underrated it the first time, so up it goes. A villain who makes both the hero's hair stand on end along with yours is doing things right.

  • Wish


    For the first 30 minutes of this I wondered about the responses I'd been hearing, that it was some ungodly, uncanny simulacrum of a Disney film. Sure its central conceit of a kingdom where wishes are kept and only occasionally granted is labored and unintuitive; yes, the animation splits the difference between Pixarian photorealism and post-Spiderverse stylization and gets the worst of both worlds, reducing the detail to the textures and models while illuminating them with unflattering physically-based lighting and…

Popular reviews

  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen


    Greta Gerwig's Barbie is being regarded in film circles as a crossing of the Rubicon, the final triumph of capital over creativity in selling audiences a glorified toy commercial. It's not that the movie could be bad; the real concern is that it could be good, that a product of such mercenary intention could also have quality that could be better spent on actual art. This is an understandable concern; it's simple and reassuring for bad intentions to lead to…

  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    The Super Mario Bros. Movie


    I can't in good conscience call this a worse film than the misbegotten live-action adaptation from 1993, not even for a contrarian hot take, but I will credit the earlier film for being surprising. A viewer could not know what to expect from that disaster, for not even the people making it knew what to expect. The only surprises to be had here are the wretched needle drops. (Is "Battle Without Honor or Humanity" sharted into the opening scene of…