Favorite films

  • Jaws
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • That Thing You Do!
  • True Grit

Recent activity

  • 2010


  • Glass Onion


  • Knives Out


  • Eyes Wide Shut


Recent reviews

  • 2010



    There's nothing wrong with substituting Arthur C. Clarke for Alan Dean Foster.

    Full disclosure: Glass Onion reminding me this movie exists is what got me to rewatch it. Funny enough, 2010 was one of the first five DVDs that my father purchased for our home collection, insisting that he liked this one better than 2001.

    Dad is a strange guy, but actually it's perfectly understandable. While 2001: A Space Odyssey is a cinematic experience, a sometimes impenetrable tone poem with…

  • Glass Onion

    Glass Onion


    I think the sweater-weather, New England autumn, creaky mansion vibes of the first film are a more successful exercise in genre fun and the emotional, familial murder plot is a far cry better. Having said that, Glass Onion is probably the better comedy because it is less restrained by the Agatha Christie aesthetic and tropes.

    Rian Johnson deciding to follow genteel detective Benoit Blanc on to his next, unrelated case in the style of Hercule Poirot was a smart narrative…

Popular reviews

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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi


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

    Let's get it out of the way: I really enjoyed The Last Jedi. I think it addresses a lot of the valid criticisms of The Force Awakens and takes the series into new, intriguing territory. I do recognize the criticisms of the film, and I would never invalidate anyone's opinion (you know, unless they were being real shitty about it), but whatever reservations are being bandied about the internet in regards to this film, I feel the quality of the…

  • Memoirs of an Invisible Man

    Memoirs of an Invisible Man


    As much crap as I give Dan Aykroyd for the garish, gross geek-show antics he stupes to in his directorial debut Nothing But Trouble (1991), I realize I owe the man an apology. When you are burdened by the black hole of charisma and self awareness that is Chevy Chase during this era of his career, I don't blame anyone for trying to pick up the slack.

    John Carpenter clearly tries to pick up the slack with the inventive visual…