Favorite films

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • Breaking the Waves
  • Holy Motors
  • Werckmeister Harmonies

Recent activity

  • Perfect Days


  • Until the End of the World


  • Sweet Dreams


  • Saloum


Pinned reviews

  • Clifford the Big Red Dog

    Clifford the Big Red Dog

    My review for In Review Online:

    When moviegoers go to the movies, they typically do so with certain expectations: to be entertained, to feel something, to unwind from reality and escape into fantasy, to derive, in short, some utility from the experience greater than that if they had not. Before we criticize this observation as a fool’s errand in attempting to rationalize artistic jouissance, or lament its lack of inclusivity (there are those, after all, who will visit their local…

  • Sucker Punch

    Sucker Punch


    Where to start with this film? To those previously unacquainted with Zack Snyder's works (like myself, having somehow avoided even his superhero ones), a foreboding mythos looms over them like an irresistible spectre, enticing and repelling in equal captivating measure. Likewise, one tends to find it difficult to separate, or at least distinguish between, the strands of ironic critique and sincere commentary that prove so characteristic of his dialectical engagement. It's terrifyingly problematic for the uninitiated viewer suddenly thrust into…

Recent reviews

  • Perfect Days

    Perfect Days


    It pains me to say that Perfect Days is empty tearjerker sentimentalism. Ozu without Ozu, Jarmusch without Jarmusch, more Kurosawa than Kurosawa; the clichés of melodrama and humanism come in snivelling full force onto the canvas, barely fitting under a thin veil of naturalism that controls more than it contemplates. If you’re depressed and look to this for life-changing inspiration, sure I guess. The rest of us, I suspect, should glean from this little more than the cutesy tranquilising momentum that…

  • Until the End of the World

    Until the End of the World


    D’Angelo’s take says it all, but a quick word: retrospection is always more forgiving towards prescience.

Popular reviews

  • Bergman Island

    Bergman Island


    The quintessential Swedish film: Bergman, saunas, ABBA.

  • Benediction



    “Most people live for the moment, and you live for eternity.”
    “Don’t say that.”
    “Why not?”
    “Because I’m afraid I might believe it.”