Favorite films

  • A Nos Amours
  • Orlando
  • Light Is Calling
  • Organism

Recent activity

  • Ninotchka


  • The Four Feathers


  • Bram Stoker's Dracula


  • Killers of the Flower Moon


Recent reviews

  • Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Bram Stoker's Dracula


    Tonight I had to overcome an audience’s application of the pejorative Camp; the disbelief in seriousness. Yes, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is dramatic, but there is I believe sincerity to the supernatural hysteria. With all of the effort taken to piece together this experimental blockbuster, I find it demeaning to declare Coppola’s vision as goofy. It is perhaps my failure to delineate between camp and mockery that compels me to appreciate this adaptation of Dracula.

    My feelings with regards to the…

  • Anatomy of a Fall

    Anatomy of a Fall


    Triet can imply meticulous blocking with the whim of a close-up besieged by pummeling non-diegetic audio. There’s a grit to the theatrical staging, conversely there’s artifice for the scenes of handheld vérité filmmaking. She is in full control of her frame. There are scarcely any wide shots, only mediums and close-ups; yet her understanding of spatial geography in relation to subjects just beyond the contents of the image is unmatched. A rewarding new spectacle of the screen.

Popular reviews

  • La Soufrière

    La Soufrière


    A simple and poetic documentation of an inevitable disaster that never comes to fruition. La Soufriere looms over an abandoned town awaiting the ruins of pompeii, and with this Werner Herzog beautifully depicts isolation and civilization at its very end.

    A lot of what Herzog does here really connects with me. Contemplative montages of empty streets and primitive nature spliced with brief, personal testaments from the director about his adventure. Much of it works by being in featurette form. Any…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


    Okay, I saw this a couple days ago conflicted with my thoughts on the film, and now I've made up my mind: Spiderverse just isn't a good film.

    The script and landscape animation are admittedly very good. The abstract design and colors give a facade of greatness on the hands of Lord and Miller. However, despite the aforementioned aspects, the rest of the film is a mess of fascist anarchy and lazy drawing.

    As Jean-Luc Godard once said, "Call a…