Favorite films

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Dancer in the Dark

Recent activity

  • In This Corner of the World


  • Manchester by the Sea


  • Nope


  • (500) Days of Summer


Pinned reviews

  • The Batman

    The Batman


    Generally, Matt Reeves’ The Batman should check all the boxes for what I want in a Batman movie. It fully embraces the darkness of the titular character, favoring a reclusive depiction of the Batman character, one who is dead set on vengeance, instead of the lavish, and occasionally ambivalent tendencies taken on with Christian Bale’s interpretation of the character. Reeves’ film is one highly driven by atmosphere, a key missing piece in Nolan’s trilogy, and goes further than expected with…

  • Her



    an impressionistic powerhouse of emotion of which it’s scale is almost incomprehensible, both in its predictory aspects of a world not so far in the future, and it’s ability to touch on the universal themes of relationships, and executing an intimate tone of often uncomfortable realism that will resonate with nearly every person who views this. i am shocked at Spike Jonze’s unrelenting ability to portray the complicated emotions of love and connection in a way that digs unprecedentedly deep…

Recent reviews

  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty


    The impact of this film is one that is entirely subjective, as that of most films are, but something about the way As I Was Moving Ahead inspires nostalgia and tenderness is totally different. As Mekas himself states repeatedly: “nothing happens in this film.” It is true in a way, the subjects in the film are people that which we have no context for or prior knowledge of, and there is only a minimal overarching through line that can be picked up…

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg


    My favorite musicals are those that are not solely dependent on the music, but instead rely on mise en scène, good writing, etc, to make the movie a memorable watch. A lot of musicals in recent years have seemingly put most of their budget/attention into building up massive musical number set pieces, and consequently neglecting the sections of the film that come between the music (La La Land is an obvious exception, West Side Story too sort of). While The…

Popular reviews

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car


    My thoughts on Drive My Car feel pretty complicated right now, at least to me. My rating, although not a negative one, is clearly off of the consensus if you look at the ratings graph. I obviously didn’t hate Drive My Car, but I can’t remember being this mind-numbingly bored during a film in a long time. The subject matter just didn’t interest me in any way, and the whole film really revolved around this uninteresting theater production that I…

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption


    On paper, The Shawshank Redemption checks off all the boxes. Good writing, even pacing, with superb performances, but what causes my viewpoint to not match the consensus on this film is the simple fact that this movie takes zero risks. Everything seen in this film has been done before in some capacity. There is such a little amount of unique characterization infused into the two lead characters, that I didn’t come away from the film feeling like I knew anything…