Joel Kaufman

Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn't give you what you desire - it tells you how to desire.

Favorite films

  • A Serious Man
  • Youth
  • In Bruges
  • Take Shelter

Recent activity

  • Bullet Train


  • Toxikoma

  • Ruben Brandt, Collector


  • Kill Your Darlings


Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things


    It’s tragic how few people possess their souls before they die. “Nothing is more rare in a man,” says Emerson, “than an act of his own.” And it’s quite true. Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions. Their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. That’s an Oscar Wilde qoute. 

    And that was from the movie. 

    Yeah this is exactly the main feeling you get when you watch a Charlie Kaufman film. Fucking brilliant.

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


    What can I say, it’s one of the best movie in the decade, and so greatly written and so like perfectly paced! Every scene has minimum two layers with what’s going on, and perfect character arcs and flawless acting by almost everyone. This is kind of the movie you’d want to show for screenwriting students. So well constructed, it just really shows the important stuff, nothing extra. Every line has it’s purpose, every character is going somewhere, and my God…