Favorite films

  • Prince: Sign o' the Times
  • The Lair of the White Worm
  • eXistenZ
  • Stop Making Sense

Recent activity

  • Titane


  • Grim

  • The Signalman


  • Madame Tutli-Putli


Recent reviews

  • Saloum



    Les Hyènes initially seem to be mercenaries in the same vague, near-superheroic sense that James Bond was a spy, then at the halfway point it turns out war-as-it-is has been driving the plot all along. Saloum would be worth watching for its pair of intense mood-, genre-, & language-shifting dinner scenes alone, but it's a shame its second half keeps getting distracted from its plot & characters by interest-sapping swarm-monsters.

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    Prisoners of the Ghostland


    You'd think a film with atomic kamishibai and Cage raggedly screaming about his single remaining testicle would, in one way or another, be worth watching, but no. A sparse scatter of sparkling moments buried in a long trench of dull misogynist mush. Good on them, though, for realizing that any post-apocalyptic cowboy posse will, regardless of location, inevitably include ≥1 Frenchmen.

  • YellowBrickRoad



    The world's a lot of things, but one is a boundless, inescapable battlefield in which one often can't do better than to rest hidden, huddled against a trench wall. The expedition team have faults that the road cracks open, but haven't committed any particular sin that's doomed them. This could happen to me. I could, with great effort, conceive of an emerald destination past the horizon and end up stumbling around the park, clutching my head.

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street


    •Exurb as a cage ratcheted smaller & smaller until the street is an unbridgeable gulf.
    •Despite decades of cultural seep, I didn't expect Krueger to be a clown obliged to play by slapstick rules.