Favorite films

  • The Long Day Closes
  • Two Lovers
  • Shame
  • Trouble Every Day

Recent activity

  • Prey


  • Elvis


  • Nope


  • The Black Phone


Recent reviews

  • Nope



    Between Michael Wincott, chopped and screwed Sunglasses At Night, and Peele’s metaphorical ethering of 6buzz, Nope is the unexpected CanadianContent event of the year.

    Strangely one-note (like one long entrancing yet anticlimactic scene as opposed to a fully fleshed-out narrative) and all over the place at the same time, but some seriously undeniable imagery. Peele has one hell of an imagination/subconscious, that’s for sure.

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future


    Doubt vs. faith, authentic vs. performed, inside vs. out, organic vs. synthetic.

    Surprisingly much more cerebral than shocking.

    Somewhat incomplete and not amply explored — definitely could have given us another half hour and gone significantly harder — but what world-building and ideas.

Popular reviews

  • Compartment No. 6

    Compartment No. 6


    Unromanticized, but so romantic. No greater destination than connection.

    Two beautiful, lonely performances. Odd couple chemistry for the books. 

    Imperfect and low key, but a bit of a kid sibling to Lost In Translation, In The Mood For Love, and Before Sunrise. 

    The warmest winter.

  • Burning



    I don't believe I've ever seen a film that's equally cruel as it is empathetic to its characters. Watching these identities unfold -- or not -- becomes, stealthily, an almost unbearably draining, unsettling experience. The interplay of gender and class with paranoia and vulnerability here is something of an unprecedented chemical reaction; a serene, realistic waking nightmare.

    Imagine having this much confidence in your storytelling, pacing, form, and ambiguity... BURNING is essentially the cinematic equivalent of negative space; SCHRODINGER'S CAT:…