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  • Christ Stopped at Eboli
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • History Is Made at Night
  • The President's Analyst

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  • Born in Flames

    ★★★★

  • Pig

    ★★★★

  • Amélie

    ★★★★½

  • The Twentieth Century

    ★★★½

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  • Born in Flames

    Born in Flames

    ★★★★

    Unlike, say...Suffragette, it's possible to make a great film about militant rhetoric on the feminist cause. Or at least deliver a case of preachy anger with plentiful depth. The context: ten years have passed since the War of Liberation in a future that's run by democratic socialists. In theory, that might sound utopian, but Borden does a potent switcheroo by revealing a phony coup. Unemployment is lessened by the U.S. government, sure, yet it coerces an intrinsic sexism (e.g. men…

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Part One — Rustic Mushroom Tart

    Right from the sublime opening dissolve (in which a fixed shot of the dark river is followed by Rob washing the pig's saucepan) did it seem that Sarnoski might be a born filmmaker. As are the ethereal images of a grizzled hermit who peacefully wanders through the Oregon woods. (This year's Digger bares a striking similarity.) Vulgarian wealth comes in the form of Amir's behaviour to collect the truffles as Rob's pig is stolen…

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  • Heathers

    Heathers

    ★★★★

    Most folks would recall John Hughes' coming-of-age misfits, the raunchier shtick in Porky's, or those hangout vibes in Fast Times. On a more pungent note, there stood a revengeful, satirically anti-suicide black comedy which subverted American teen society with its cynical eyes. This movie is hilariously nasty, ahead of its time and still relevant. And no doubt, I get a sadistic smirk as liquid drainer is misled to be a hangover cure! That's my kind of twisted humour.

    Nowadays, I…

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Mark Wahlberg: Get off my property! You need a warrant!
    Federal Agent: MY FACE... IS MY WARRANT.

    Jesus Christ.

    Not sure if you filmed enough low-angle shots of buff bodies, Bay.

    Sound and fury signifies fuck all once again.

    Literally 50 minutes of third-act city destruction in Beijing.

    Corporation-y, government something something, serious talk from non-entity people.

    Sunsets, explosions and leggy women.

    More of the same except this time I somehow had to switch off buttons I never knew existed.