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Favorite films

  • Magnolia
  • Blade Runner
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Heroes of the East

Recent activity

  • The Untouchables


  • A Very Murray Christmas


  • Happiest Season


  • De Palma


Recent reviews

  • De Palma

    De Palma


    When people talk about the young upcoming directors of the early 70s who all hung out together - Scorsese, Lucas, Spieberg, Coppola - they usually forget Brian De Palma was part of the ensemble. He just never had the sustained success, financially or critically, that his friends did. And yet, he's given us Carrie, Scarface, The Untouchables, and if you're more of a fan, Blow Out, Body Double and Dressed to Kill. In De Palma, Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow…

  • Hitchcock/Truffaut



    In 1966, François Truffaut published a series of in-depth conversations between himself and Alfred Hitchcock, known in the English-speaking world as Hitchcock/Truffaut. The documentary of the same name takes its cue from the book - with several name directors chiming in about its importance to them, and Hitchcock's oeuvre overall - to discuss the Master of Suspense's work. The conversations were taped and are a big part of the film's audio landscape (I haven't read the book, but I imagine…

Popular reviews

  • Doctor Who: Arc of Infinity

    Doctor Who: Arc of Infinity


    It's kind of perfect. Skip both Time-Flight and Arc of Infinity and you won't even realize Tegan left.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse


    In pre-show interviews, Robert Eggers said this of The Lighthouse, that he wanted to make another film about misery, but this time make it a comedy. I joked that if this was going to be a comedy, it would be like that one Ingmar Bergman comedy (Secrets of Women). And I didn't know how right I was (though as a horror film, it also has shades of Bergman's Hour of the Wolf). There are funny moments in it, as might…