Writer, arts administrator, and #horror nerd based in New York City.

Favorite films

  • American Psycho
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • Moonstruck

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Recent reviews

  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

    All the Beauty and the Bloodshed


    A triumphant work of artistic courage. May we all be inspired to live life as fearlessly as Nan Goldin.

    I thought when I moved to New York I would fall into a crowd like at the Bowery in the 80s. Turns out that kind of place with that kind of spirit has shifted, and even if it hasn't I lack that kind of courage. I'm in my mid-thirties and I only just started to wear makeup seriously, because I live…

  • Indecent Desires

    Indecent Desires

    Another roughie from Wishman! This is more in line with Bad Girls Go To Hell than Nude on the Moon. I have to say I like the playful tone of Nude on the Moon a lot more than this one, though there is something to be said for how seedy it all feels. It's fascinating that the premise (guy molests doll and the woman he's sexually obsessed with can feel it!) would have been played for horror if the movie…

Popular reviews

  • John Wick

    John Wick


    John Wick walks a really fine line. On the one hand it is very easy to interpret these movies as male power fantasies but this movie is so romance coded it's insane. I had a false memory that the Russian mob killed Helen but nope! They just killed the symbolic representation of the love she had for him beyond the grave! It's the Lake House, with guns.

    And that's the fundamental appeal of the franchise. Keanu is the only person…

  • Scream VI

    Scream VI


    I'm as sick of the spate of "trauma is the real villain" movies as the next horror fan, but this was done well and not as heavy handed in that regard as 5. Moreover, I think this movie really took joy in being a slasher and as someone who (rightly or wrongly) *loves* slasher movies, that was really refreshing to see. I think the thing that rubbed me a little bit wrong about 5, and I probably should rewatch it,…