Favorite films

  • Enter the Void
  • Love, Death & Robots: Jibaro
  • The Harder They Come
  • A Prophet

Recent activity

All
  • Love, Death & Robots: Three Robots: Exit Strategies

    ★★★★

  • Holy Motors

    ★★★★½

  • Moon Knight

    ★★★½

  • The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★½

Pinned reviews

More
  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★½

    A Game of You and Me.

    This is a dazzling and inventive film. In fact, I haven’t felt this visually stimulated from a movie since “Blade Runner 2049.” This was adapted from the scaffolding of an epic poem—one of the numerous stories, added, cut, melded, and reforged into the Arthurian Cycle over a period of centuries. A brilliant thing (perhaps the most brilliant) that this movie did, was how it didn’t try to completely transform this into something more narratively…

  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X

    ★★★★½

    The first adult literature I encountered as a child were books my two older siblings were assigned to read as classroom assignments. I would wander into their rooms and spy titles familiar to many American high school curriculums such as: "The Lord of the Flies," "To Kill a Mockingbird," "The Catcher in the Rye," "The Great Gatsby," and "The Autobiography of Malcolm X." All of these books were influential to me, but it was Malcolm’s in particular that impacted me…

Recent reviews

More
  • Love, Death & Robots: Three Robots: Exit Strategies

    Love, Death & Robots: Three Robots: Exit Strategies

    ★★★★

    Note: I'll just use this entry to post my thoughts on each short from season three, so I don't clutter up my feed

    If you’ve grown up on 80’s or 90’s animated kids shows, you may have taken a brief gander at some of today’s animated offerings and lamented how there’s a distinct lack of robots compared to the ones you grew up on. This series has been a brief salve for those that yearn for a more innocent time…

  • Holy Motors

    Holy Motors

    ★★★★½

    This movie is a cinephile’s wet dream. It’s playful and self-referential. It’s abstract and arty, but like Lynch’s films it has a core narrative thread that’s easy enough to follow, even though you might be lost to what it could be alluding to on a larger symbolic/metaphoric level. I think the problem some people have with Lynch in particular is that they try to see too much in his films, and deliberately try to decode what something means as they’re…

Popular reviews

More
  • Ran

    Ran

    ★★★★★

    Signals in Noise. It’s a strange sensation when you encounter an acclaimed film and you can see exactly why it’s so good, but you’re simply not drawn into it. For me, the most conspicuous example is “Blade Runner.” I intellectually appreciated it, but was also emotionally disconnected, as if there was an invisible barrier that was somehow preventing me from fully embracing it. At around my fourth or fifth viewing, something magically clicked, and I was wholly absorbed into its…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★

    Killer Clowns from Inner Space. I sure hope you like watching Joaquin Phoenix dance, because a good twenty minutes of this film is dedicated to doing just that (I’m not even exaggerating either). Yes, I know this was meant to help convey the extent to which Arthur Fleck (Joker) has so thoroughly disconnected himself from the outside world. It’s not just the dancing. He’s also afflicted with sudden outbursts of laughter that always seems to arrive at the worst possible…