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Favorites: Recently loved films. 
My ratings spread is weird, my taste is weirder.

Favorite films

  • Skinamarink
  • Brief Encounter
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • The Banshees of Inisherin

Recent activity

  • Fear


  • Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai


  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure


Pinned reviews

  • Skinamarink



    Seeing this in a theater with a handful of people, not quite alone but not quite surrounded, was a perfect way to experience this. Seeing it on a large screen, your eyes begin to play tricks on you as you study each corner of the frame for something that might be hiding, or find yourself suddenly shocked by a fade or cut you didn't expect. Skinamarink has a rhythmic nature to it reminiscent of Meshes of the Afternoon, but where…

  • Babylon



    Chazelle is attempting for Great American Novel heights with this epic number full of interconnected stories, elongated sequences in between fragmented historical developments, and all of that stuff really works. I could go on for hours about the various characters and their ties to actual film history, and how Chazelle depicts the relentless nature of filmmaking - filled with seemingly divine interventions amidst hellish chaos - and its gradual degradation into sheltered manufacturing where precision overcomes passion. It is in…

Recent reviews

  • Fear



    The script is extremely bare bones and the rushed production leads to a lot of bad ADR and a lot of half baked sequences. It occasionally adopts a grain soaked aesthetic when characters are trapped in nightmare sequences that’s visually interesting, but still doesn’t offer much.

  • Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris

    Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris

    Baldwin is apprehensive and pondering here, actively challenging the intents and the process of the filmmakers the whole way through. It creates a unique documentary that is built on a foundation of friction and constructed out of a genuine, though misguided, desire to understand and convey that understanding through the lens of art. Perhaps one of my favorite documentaries ever.

Popular reviews

  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco


    Ayo. A word in the Nigerian language of the Yoruba people meaning "Joy." Ayo brought that joy to us all.

    Through his love of film and filmmaking, Ayo was a man all his own. His photography and editing styles created beautiful portraits of the various beautiful people that he saw in this world. Do yourself a favor and look at every single thing on his Instagram (@salvadordarkie), it will move your world.

    He introduced me to his favorite film, The…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

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

    This is gonna be another one of those "I'm not rating this because it affected me more than anything quantifiable" movies, so yeah.

    I feel like I spent two and a half hours of my life watching a cinematic death rattle. The first indicator that American cinema as an art only has about a generation left in it before everything is just this warehouse bullshit. Maybe not even the first.

    Before I go on all my philosophical ramblings let me…