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Favorite films

  • Birth
  • The Hours
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • The Others

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  • Sophie's Choice


  • May December


  • Eileen


  • Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé


Recent reviews

  • Sophie's Choice

    Sophie's Choice


    Meryl is undeniable. Her Best Actress win has to be one of the most deserved.

    I just wish the movie around her had been more succinct. Kevin Kline is detestable and Peter MacNichol’s sweet Stingo is not enough to offset the abusive relationship at the core of the story.

  • May December

    May December


    I ain't scared. I'll give it 5 stars.

    May December is an exceptional exploration of performance and our society's rotted tabloid fascination. It dares to pose questions we rarely touch but Todd Haynes and his screenwriter Samy Burch manages to avoid the potholes while landing on a tricky road of compassion and ambiguity.

    Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore and Charles Melton are an incredible trio.

    I lahffed, I cringed, I was floored by certain moments that brought out wonderful shades in…

Popular reviews

  • Aftersun



    Their last vacation.
    Their last dance.
    The last thing he bought for her.
    The last time they felt as connected. As happy. 

    Now he lives inside a camera, inside a small, flashing room in her mind.

  • Rambling Rose

    Rambling Rose


    A baffling screenplay. Here’s some of my favorite lines:

    “Replace that tit!”

    “I have robbed the cradle and fell into hell.”

    “The strangest vibrations in this house today!“

    “I am only a human girl person and I ain’t always perfect.”
    “I am only a human man person myself of the father variety.“

    “Pack your bag, baby. As of this moment, you are hired, mired and fired.”