Favorite films

  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • The Red Shoes
  • Journey to Italy
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Recent activity

  • The Dark and the Wicked

  • Saw II

  • Before I Wake

  • The Stendhal Syndrome

Recent reviews

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    Avatar: The Way of Water

    "Let’s get to the heart of it: The world Cameron has imagined is ugly — ugly as sin. The sleek, slender bodies of the Na’vi with their glowing cat-like eyes never escape its vaguely fetishistic design. It doesn’t matter how textured the skin is or how incredible the physics that can root them in space is; their lighthouse-like eyes are paradoxically too bright and cold. Their capacity for emotion is so frigid, stiff and monotone. While decorated with details and…

  • The Whale

    The Whale


    "A study in contrasts, people have connected with Brendan Fraser’s nuanced and intimate portrayal of Charlie with good reason. Fraser’s gentleness conceals a deep and cancerous pain that the playwright and filmmaker have articulated in the excesses of Charlie’s appetites and overflowing body. If Fraser finds light inside of Charlie, a desire to connect and to share his love for people and art, the filmmaking takes an opposite approach. The gaze cast upon Charlie is contemptuous, lingering on every grotesque…

Popular reviews

  • Friends with Money

    Friends with Money


    Jennifer Aniston surviving off free skin care samples is too real

  • The Lords of Salem

    The Lords of Salem


    Difficult to put into words the visceral impact and sadness of The Lords of Salem. One viewing doesn't quite seem enough to put all the pieces together, as Zombie puts together a horror film so unlike any horror I've ever seen. The brutality of Sheri Moon's performance hits me in the fucking gut, and without ever having dealt with addiction, the film feels like a pained, strung out journey into the abyss. Some great female power, and a bone-chilling soundscape are icing on the cake.