Favorite films

  • A Christmas Tale
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Paris, Texas
  • Mulholland Drive

Recent activity

  • The Last Duel


  • Married to Comics


  • May December

  • Rustin


Recent reviews

  • Rustin



    At its best when it’s a procedural about organizing the March, but the ending feels terribly anticlimactic and looks terribly cheap.

  • Night Nurse

    Night Nurse


    What an ending.

Popular reviews

  • Margaret



    Technically a rewatch, but this is my first time viewing the extended cut which neatly addresses all the minor issues I had with the theatrical cut. People are often keen to mention Martin Scorsese's role as Lonergan's mentor--and certainly the way Margaret uses the city of New York recalls Scorsese--but I think a more useful touchstone here is Cassavetes. There are moments when it feels like the film's on the verge of becoming A Girl Under the Influence, and Paquin's…

  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    If this were mere style-without-substance, as many of it's detractors have claimed, Refn's eye for exquisite imagery might be enough to carry the thing, but it's not. There is substance, and Refn keys you into it early on when he cuts from an arm being severed to a woman having an orgasm. Also, Ryan Gosling is doing the same brooding sociopath thing he did in Drive, but this time around there isn't a Carey Mulligan to bring that into relief.…