Jordan Benesh

Former writer for RopeofSilicon. I love movies for the magic and empathy they generate.

Favorite films

  • Before Sunset
  • Zodiac
  • Roman Holiday
  • The Big Sick

Recent activity

  • Asteroid City

  • Oppenheimer


  • Sleepless in Seattle

  • Barbie


Recent reviews

  • Oppenheimer



    Oppenheimer is a propulsive meditation on hubris and doubt; theory versus the real world; the beauty of creation and the destructive capacity of man.

    Christopher Nolan examines the horrors of war from the perspective of those far behind the front lines, weaving together genre elements that range from courtroom drama and biopic to psychological horror. (This truly is a horror film.)

    Awards don't matter, but it probably deserves every Oscar nomination the Academy will throw at it... except maybe Best Sound?…

  • Barbie



    Big fan.

Popular reviews

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street


    "Money is the oxygen of capitalism and I wanna breathe more than any other human being alive."

    Money. Suits. Jewelry. Cars. Houses. Yachts. Hookers. Booze. Blow. Pot. Pills. In director Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort has it all, but he wants more. And it all circles back around to what Belfort call's the greatest drug under God's blue heaven: money.

    The film is a tale of excess, the story of a 22-year-old fresh-faced college graduate from…

  • Her



    "There's something that feels so good about sharing your life with somebody."

    It's rare to walk out of a movie with a plethora of feelings and thoughts tugging at you from every direction. Happiness, sadness, yearning, regret, pleasure, pain, excitement, sorrow: Spike Jonze's Her runs the gamut of these, tiptoeing between them all effortlessly, a nimble exercise in the balance of not just a smorgasbord of human emotions but of deeply intellectual ideas, of sincere drama, of riotous humor, and,…