Favorite films

  • Paterson
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • The Tree of Life
  • Blue Velvet

Recent activity

  • 12 Angry Men


  • The Cell


  • Birth


  • Under the Skin


Recent reviews

  • Men



    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Men will literally give birth to several Rory Kinnears in one of the most disgusting scenes ever put on a cinema screen than go to therapy.

    I really liked this. It seems like it's telegraphing the meaning of its central METAPHOR! too LOUDLY! but then it veers into a literalness that's as surprising as it is gross, and it all makes sense. Loved the use of both original and cover of Lesley Duncan's "Love Song" very much.

    Bring it on, Cronenberg, let's see how gnarly *your* movie is.

  • Moonfall

Popular reviews

  • Aferim!



    Aferim! reminds me most of Hard to Be a God: to be sure, it's cleaner and funnier, and its sumptuous black and white photography and splendid landscapes also make it prettier to watch. But underneath all these lays, just as in German's film, a terrible bleakness. Aferim! may well be the most important movie made in Romania since the New Wave kicked off in 2001 with The Stuff and the Dough.

    There's a curious lack of political or social critique…

  • The Village

    The Village


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Short of Michael Cimino, has there ever been a more precipitous fall from grace than M. Night Shyamalan’s? The man went from critical and commercial success to being (wrongly) hailed Hitchcock’s heir to a glowing Cahiers du Cinéma profile to Robot Chicken punchline, critical indifference and audience contempt in barely five years and four films. His name used to be the main draw; now it’s tucked away in the trailers like a disreputable German tax loophole. And while Shyamalan’s own…