Favorite films

  • Man's Castle
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Portrait of Jennie
  • Cinema Paradiso

Recent activity

  • The Crime Is Mine


  • Theater Camp


  • A Haunting in Venice


  • Bottoms


Recent reviews

  • The Beanie Bubble

    The Beanie Bubble


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

    Corporate biopics have been pretty big lately, and they’ve varied pretty wildly in quality. The Beanie Bubble is pretty solidly middle of the pack. It doesn’t reach the fascinating heights of something like BlackBerry, but it at least attempts to do something more interesting than so many of these “based on a true story” movies that end up just being pretty flat, lifeless chronological retellings. Unfortunately, it still falls into some of the more uninteresting corporate biopic traps, some of…

  • Sharper



    Is Sharper a great movie? No. Not even close. Is it a really fun movie that gives you exactly the things you’re probably going to want and expect from a con artist movie? For the most part, yeah.

    I think some of the biggest flaws in Sharper are things that are problems with the con artist movie in general. Primarily, the fact that most of the twists are pretty easy to predict and guess just by nature of the fact…

Popular reviews

  • The Loved One

    The Loved One


    This remains the worst movie I have ever seen. I'm not someone who necessarily wants or needs a film adaptation of a book to be perfectly faithful or to make no changes. I'm all for creative adaptations that look to use the source material as a starting point. But I do expect adaptations to at least maintain consistency with the source material in terms of point of view. The Loved One fails miserably at that. The thing is, though, that…

  • Gold Diggers of 1933

    Gold Diggers of 1933


    This is easily the best of the Busby Berkeley-esque/choreographed musicals, and probably the best musical of the Pre-Code era. It's also further proof that musicals are not inherently light, fluffy things. Gold Diggers of 1933 is deeply entrenched in the Great Depression, and I think it's one of the quintessential Depression films (both in terms of films made during the Depression and films about the Depression).

    The music in the film is great, but it's bookended by amazing numbers that…