Favorite films

  • Enemy
  • Petite Maman
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • Meek's Cutoff

Recent activity

All
  • Michael Clayton

    ★★★★

  • After Yang

    ★★★

  • First Reformed

    ★★★★½

  • Sleepy Hollow

    ★★★

Recent reviews

More
  • Sleepy Hollow

    Sleepy Hollow

    ★★★

    The aesthetic is to die for, the imagery second to none. But I’d be lying if I told you I had any care whatsoever for the script. I dislike it’s fundamental ideas about religion, the death of the old world, witchcraft, and revenge. I feel compelled to elaborate on that statement but I’m honestly not sure that I can, I truly just think the ideas here are of little to no value. I suppose the issue here primarily is that…

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★★

    It’s too long, it’s structurally boilerplate as music biopics go and Luhrmanns style doesn’t always lend itself to the drama the way I’d like it to.

    BUT there are moments in Elvis, that feel as singularly magical as those first few performances must have. It’s a movie fully and totally committed to fun for most of its runtime and it does that spectacularly. It is as electric as Moulin Rouge and nearly as funny! And just when I thought it…

Popular reviews

More
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    I find that I react most strongly to film's or media in general that find magic in the human condition. This can be stories like Shape of Water, an inherently magic story, told with a sense of whimsy. Or films like Candyman, a magical story by nature but one steeped in tragedy and metaphor. Films that seek to exaggerate, embelish, or simply find the magic of life are my absolute favorite.

    This film features no explicit magic. Yet every frame…

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★★★

    I am rumor. It is a blessed condition, believe me.

    Candyman is about so many different things. Its about stereotyping and mythology. Its about race and gentrification. Its about domestic violence and sexuality. It'd be understandable for a movie, so ambitious in what it would like to talk about to be rather inept at doing so.

    And yet, Candyman cements itself, not as an ambitious disappointment, but as a triumphant success story that these topics can be discussed, and discussed…