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Favorite films

  • The Mummy
  • The Prestige
  • The Apartment
  • Princess Mononoke

Recent activity

  • Sense and Sensibility


  • Giant


  • Gold Diggers of 1933

  • Closely Watched Trains


Pinned reviews

  • The Innocents

    The Innocents


    "I'm not a cruel person. I'm sometimes very foolish and I make mistakes but I'm not cruel. My father taught me to love people and help them. Help them even if they refuse my help. Even if it hurts sometimes."

    If a body can only judge themselves, they would have no better place to begin than by reflecting on their individual capacity to care. Caring is practically a currency in the world of The Innocents, its limited cast definable by…

  • The Haunting

    The Haunting


    "Sometimes one can't help imagining things"

    Every time I think I've uncovered all of The Haunting's nooks and crannies, a new doorway appears for me to follow through and get lost in. This year I was taken in by the fact that although Hill House was built and designed by Hugh Crain, its ghastly story is a one about women. Its male founder lucked out by dying abroad in England, but his first wife died before ever stepping foot inside;…

Recent reviews

  • The Eternal Memory

    The Eternal Memory


    The scene with the books got to me, alright

  • The Tales of Hoffmann

    The Tales of Hoffmann


    The Tales of Hoffmann, or as my friend Sarah called it “I’ve got 99 problems and bitches are all of them”

Popular reviews

  • Miracle on 34th Street

    Miracle on 34th Street


    Studio exec: you've compared Santa Claus to Jesus three times in this script already.

    John Hughes: and I'll do it again!

  • The Batman

    The Batman


    Guess what everyone, I have to drop to a major spoiler: Gotham City is STILL Chicago. Sure it’s more of a time-displaced nightmare version where everything is rain and garbage instead of Nolan’s clean blue and orange streets, but I was still very happy to see Batman swooping down what was obviously the Franklin Street bridge. 

    It’s not an action movie but still very much a Batman movie because Reeves chooses other genres that are still well suited to the…