Mike Byrne

Twentysomething Idiot &
Relevant Human Being

Favorite films

  • Trust
  • Blue Collar
  • Do the Right Thing
  • A Separation

Recent activity

  • Manhunter


  • Enys Men


  • Sicario


  • No Country for Old Men


Recent reviews

  • Tiny Furniture

    Tiny Furniture

    I half remembered this as an inoffensive precursor to Girls, but my god what a piece of shit this is. Maybe I’ll never revisit Girls just in case it also sucks. I can’t imagine that’s the case though because at least with Girls, Dunham had collaborators who superimposed vital narrative elements (like idk…story? Dramatic arc? Character development?) over her narcissistic trust fund baby schtick. And I have nothing wrong with that being her MO because there’s obviously some element of…

  • Let Them All Talk

    Let Them All Talk


    Mr. Soderbergh, I will follow you on whatever whimsical experiment your capricious nature leads you to. Godspeed!

Popular reviews

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake


    A real gem, such a shame that it got buried. Frankly surprised at the mixed feelings surrounding this movie. It feels messy but not nearly as incoherent as people have made it out to be. Obviously influenced by Mulholland Drive and Lynch in general, but establishes its own distinct themes and tone concerning masculinity. And the charges of sexism feel like misinterpretations of the very thing its satirizing - how can you view the scene with the drone as anything…

  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

    Why do movies think opening on a shot from the end is automatically a good idea

    Creepy kids drawings is top 10 worst horror cliches 

    Lithgow’s discolored beard looks like he just dove into a big bowl of chili

    Beyond confused by the rules of this horror universe. The primary evil is the cemetery right? Why is the mom haunted by the sister? Why is that student haunting them?

    So glad they could reuse the masks from You’re Next

    An hour and a half of average performances hampered by flaccid plotting and cheap scares