TV Editor for IndieWire and part of the classic film podcast Ticklish Business.

Favorite films

  • Almost Famous
  • Anne of the Thousand Days
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • My Girl

Recent activity

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  • Thor: Love and Thunder


  • Nightmare Alley


  • Savages


Recent reviews

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder


    Thor: Love and Thunder is an interesting blend of horror, romance, and comedy. When it's emotional, the movie is at its best. Christian Bale is haunting. Also, did not expect a Cocktail reference. I thought it was FAR heavier than Ragnarok. There's a lot of deep subtext I was not ready for. And a disability angle I was not anticipating.

  • Spiderhead



    A series of good ideas smothered in a whole pack of dumb. Doesn't truly get going until 50 minutes in. Chris Hemsworth is good, but he's just playing another Billy Leave from Bad Times (not that it's necessarily bad, I'd just have rather watched Bad Times).

Popular reviews

  • Annie Hall

    Annie Hall


    In my defense, I'm watching many of these movies out of chronological order and after years of learning about Allen as a person. Compound that with the 1970s release - an era where the backlash against second-wave feminism saw a lot of critically touted films that don't present ladies in the best light - and I had a lot working against me with this movie. On its own merits Annie Hall is fine. It sets up the Allen persona as…

  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest


    Hitchcock's spy films are an acquired personal taste. The myriad twists and turns, complicated further by his McGuffins, always leave me scrambling to deconstruct the plot and lose connection with the characters. In short, I'm often left too confused by these. Now, that's probably a simplistic summation of the Master of Suspense's oeuvre, but I think I cracked the code after watching North by Northwest. Hitchcock's masterful story of a flashy ad-man in a gray flannel suit isn't just peppered…