maudio45 Pro

No longer giving 1/2 stars. It’s only full stars from here out.

Favorite films

  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Do the Right Thing
  • I Know Where I'm Going!
  • Johnny Guitar

Recent activity

  • The Holdovers


  • Saltburn


  • Oppenheimer


  • May December


Recent reviews

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    Dog Day Afternoon


    Total masterpiece. Best Sidney Lumet movie, best Al Pacino performance. 

    Only gripe — the fact that the movie opens with an Elton John song and not one by Lou Reed is a total swing and a miss.

  • Talk to Me

    Talk to Me


    Don’t let the A24 logo fool you. This is no masterpiece, nor is it elevated in any way — what it is though is a rock solid 90 minute horror jolt. And sometimes that’s enough.

Popular reviews

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness


    I love Sam Raimi. But this movie is not good. 

    Anyone who is saying “but Raimi pulls it out in the second half” (which I keep hearing) is lying to themselves. I get it — I wanted it to be The Return, as well. But come on .. I never expect the dialog / script to be great in a Marvel movie, but this is in contention with “Captain Marvel” as the franchise’s biggest turd. 

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel Adams…

  • A Serious Man

    A Serious Man


    Brilliant. In my opinion, the most underrated of the Cohen’s movies. A sort of spiritual cousin to “Barton Fink,” only funnier and more weirdly relatable (who hasn’t  felt like the world was literally against them). 

    During its theatrical release, this was the the last movie I saw at a local art house theater that was very beloved, but unfortunately had to shutter its doors due to changing times.

    I remember at the time not really feeling interested in seeing it…