Robert Pro

Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Moneyball
  • Lady Bird
  • Aftersun

Recent activity

  • Maggie's Plan


  • Cats

  • A Christmas Story


  • The Blackening


Pinned reviews

  • Asteroid City

    Asteroid City


    "I still don't understand the play."

    "It doesn't matter. Just keep telling the story."

    Like I hoped, this was unlocked for me my second time around. I laughed a lot ("How is it?" "It's fine." "Well thank you!"), I was thoroughly engaged, and I even found myself tearing up a bit at the end.

    It's a group of aloof people who feel like aliens looking for purpose and finding it in the nothingness and banality, and realizing that you won't…

  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

    Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny


    I’ve never seen a movie so obviously not directed by Steven Spielberg. Mangold’s action is too tight in its framing, and too long in its pacing. It reminded me of Force Awakens (negative) in that it doesn’t do anything new or exciting with the action at least. Chase sequences and plane crashes. Never seen that before! Even in the other two obviously lesser Indy movies, at least the action felt fresh, if not well rendered. 

    This isn’t necessarily soulless like…

Recent reviews

  • Maggie's Plan

    Maggie's Plan


    This is all over the place and forgets its main character at times, but I love me a nice lil indie, especially one that stars Greta Gerwig awkwardly bumbling around life in the city, Ethan Hawke being a deadbeat novelist for literally the first time ever (like seriously, he’s never been pretentious or douchey in a movie before!), Bill Hader as the best friend who gives sassy advice, Maya Rudolph showing that she’s excellent in her more subdued roles than…

  • Cats


    I was going to watch Barry Lyndon for the first time tonight

Popular reviews

  • John Wick: Chapter 4

    John Wick: Chapter 4


    The final three action set pieces and the conclusion all in a row immediately made this one of my favorite action movies of all time. I’ve always thought the Wick movies are good to very good, but they aren’t necessarily something I want to rewatch all the time. But this is different.

    It not only continues to build on this world — it’s the first one of these that really seems to have something on its mind besides revenge and…

  • Oppenheimer



    Oppenheimer is about as harrowing a movie as we'll see this year. It's a film whose ultimate message is that people in positions of power don't have a single care for what their actions might cost as long as it gets them in the history books, and that the hubris and vanity of one man and the people he influenced and who helped him are uniquely responsible for the creation of the largest existential threat the world will ever see.…