Favorite films

  • Dune
  • The Great Escape
  • Swallow
  • No Time to Die

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  • The Man with the Golden Gun


  • Live and Let Die


  • Color of Night


  • True Crime


Recent reviews

  • Color of Night

    Color of Night


    I honestly can't decide whether this was, in the immortal words of PEEP SHOW, terrible or terri-brill. Bruce Willis as a therapist is, to put it mildly, not the most convincing piece of casting of the century, and the entire film -- from the performances to the score to the camerawork -- is pitched at a level of hysteria that is at times unintentionally hilarious but which seems entirely appropriate to the subject matter. I've seen quite a few people…

  • From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love


    Something I'm finding fascinating about these early Bond films is the extent to which international travel is, in and of itself, presented as a marker of sophistication and adventure. It's not surprising - it genuinely would have been a major novelty at the time - but, sixty years later, there's something slightly quaint about the way Monty Norman's Bond theme blasts out at such seemingly inappropriate junctures: "Whoa, he's checking into a hotel! What a slick guy he is! And…

Popular reviews

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower


    "Don't you just love old music?"
    "Things sound so much better on vinyl."

    Actual lines of dialogue spoken in this movie. Fuck you, you self-absorbed, pretentious douchebags.

    Half a star each for the three leads, who I thought delivered competent performances despite the material they had to work with.

  • Rust and Bone

    Rust and Bone


    A film in which one of the most moving scenes of the year is set to a Katy Perry song. It takes an exceptionally good director to pull THAT off.