Given any other choice, I will always choose The Movies.

Favorite films

  • The Best of Everything
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Times of Harvey Milk
  • When Harry Met Sally...

Recent activity

  • The Purple Heart


  • Nocturnal Animals


  • How Do You Know


  • Don't Worry Darling


Recent reviews

  • The Purple Heart

    The Purple Heart


    Be advised that you are walking into a propaganda film in 1944 and the US portrayal of any foreign culture was not known to be kind. You can count on all the American Soldier Types too... the white European ones, that is.

    In spite of the name-calling, the weird celebration at the fall of Corregidor, and god help us, the chopsticks music Hollywood never fails to cram in, I did really like this film. The structure and direction are interesting,…

  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals


    This took me couple of tries, and I eventually finished. I'm in a Gyllenhaal mood just now. I'm a little worried about Tom Ford.
    Violent sexual assault and murder feature prominently - I skipped past it.
    This is not a spoiler: it is a film about a woman reading a book...and the book is not very good. This *is* a spoiler: adultery movie.

    It is a strange use of Amy Adams, but you can appreciate what a silent film star…

Popular reviews

  • Desperate Characters

    Desperate Characters


    In a bleak and unpopulated New York City, couples bicker, belittle, and regret. Ninety minutes in, you will beg for someone to invent cocaine and disco.

  • Torch Song

    Torch Song


    A tough as nails broad makes life impossible for the kids in the chorus, and MGM blows the dust off a few other unused numbers in the bargain. This is the most meta of Joan Crawford escapades up to this point: Joanie being Joanie, turned all the way up. Mommy Dearest looks a lot less campy the more Joan you watch.

    I am not ignoring the inexplicable Two-Faced Number. It is bizarre, appalling, and only made me wonder more "what…