Favorite films

  • The Wild Bunch
  • La Dolce Vita
  • GoodFellas
  • Annie Hall

Recent activity

  • Fire Island


  • Crimes of the Future


  • The Asphalt Jungle


  • The Killing


Pinned reviews

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick


    “Outrageously entertaining, boasting the most exquisitely choreographed action sequences since Mad Max: Fury Road. The movie, like its main character, is a relic from another era, somehow still buzzing the tower of a world that’s passed it by. This is the kind of massively-scaled, old-fashioned crowd-pleaser you probably thought Hollywood forgot how to make.” - WBUR’s The ARTery, 05/26/2022

  • Out of the Blue

    Out of the Blue


    “A masterpiece of alienation returns in all its ragged, unseemly glory. The movie means to be Hopper’s reckoning with the legacy his generation has left for their children, and as far as metaphors go, the original Easy Rider wiping out a bus full of kids while he was wasted isn’t exactly a subtle one. But then, we never admired Dennis Hopper for his understatement.” - WBUR’s The ARTery, 05/11/2022

Recent reviews

  • Top Gun

    Top Gun


    Had a lovely time chatting with Justin and Laura on the Cows In The Field podcast, talking about the ecstatic ridiculousness of the original 1986 Top Gun and how it transformed the war film into a sports movie. We also discussed the career mythology of Tom Cruise, his role as America's son, and decided that my call-sign should probably be Brewski. - Cows In The Field, 05/27/2022

  • Mr. Majestyk

    Mr. Majestyk


    “Vince Majestyk is a classic Elmore Leonard protagonist in the tradition of Chili Palmer or Raylan Givens, an unflappable fellow completely at ease in his own skin, matter-of-factly reacting to violent threats in ways that reduce the bad guys issuing them to furious, sputtering wrecks. These are the coolest characters because they don’t ever try to be cool.” - Crooked Marquee, 05/27/2022

Popular reviews

  • Nomadland



    “Not unpleasant, which is a problem. I’ve never seen a movie full of real people that feels so phony. Nobody ever gets angry. They don’t say swears, get drunk, bear any resentments or do anything at all that might disrupt this soothing appeal to socially conscious Whole Foods shoppers who will undoubtedly feel good about themselves rooting for a Disney movie about homelessness to win the Oscar.” - Spliced Personality, 09/25/2020

  • X



    “A much better Texas Chainsaw Massacre tribute than that wretched thing on Netflix last month and way smarter about slasher movies than the recent Scream sequel, writer-director Ti West’s X is a deliciously grisly entertainment existing on a level of craft well above most multiplex offerings, genre or otherwise. It is blessedly content to be a blast." - North Shore Movies, 03/18/2022