Favorite films

  • Blue Velvet
  • Love Letter
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Recent activity

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  • Minority Report


  • Godzilla vs. Mothra


  • Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah


Recent reviews

  • Minority Report

    Minority Report


    I get this only seems revelatory after The Fabelmans and might apply to any Spielberg rewatch, but I truly forgot how much this movie has to do with the dissolution of a marriage. At one point, Samantha Morton becomes his own blue angel and makes a pair of parents cry over a story of their child growing up to be happy.

    Sadly, like AI, I don't think he's letting himself actually get as dark or sincere about it as he…

  • Godzilla vs. Mothra

    Godzilla vs. Mothra


    I'm the young city bandit, hold myself down single-handed
    For murder raps, I kick my thoughts alone, get remanded
    Born alone, die alone, no crew to keep my crown or throne
    I'm deep by sound alone, caved inside, 1,000 miles from home

Popular reviews

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    The introduction sets the thesis relatively, if a little thinly, well: an old-school Hollywood intro bleeds into the sounds of a modern LA traffic jam which then flightly goes into a musical and dance number where the various members of the traffic jam sing and express themselves in movement to suggest they are more than their trappings. It is the fantasy element of film giving way to the real doldrums of life, then finding solace in fantasy, which is the…

  • The Spectacular Now

    The Spectacular Now

    Combining and, in fact, magnifying the lame charting of addiction and relationship woes of Ponsoldt's previous film Smashed and the "always teetering on the edge of narcissistic angry white male privilege" symptoms of the writers' previous film 500 Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now arrives at one of the most embarrassingly thin and inept character pieces in recent history, a coming-of-age in which no one grows up and it could be argued in fact became more infantile as it buys…