Favorite films

  • John Wick
  • The Master
  • Knives Out
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Recent activity

  • Dallas Buyers Club


  • The Mark of Zorro


  • Theorem


  • The Decameron


Recent reviews

  • The Mark of Zorro

    The Mark of Zorro


    Truly the best Zorro movie.

    A couple of highlights:
    • Tyrone's fencing performance here is widely praised, and for good reason: he's fast, physical, and above all else, believable. You know how people complain that actors today can't dance like actors of yesteryear? If they saw his fencing they would start complaining about the fighting too.
    • The director masterfully using light and shadow to show Tyrone's faltering as he tries to keep his disguise intact while Lolita pours her heart out at the priest.

    No wonder Bruce Wayne was so inspired after watching this.

  • Ichi the Killer

    Ichi the Killer


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

    One star for Kakihara, half a star because there are some good ideas, but damn, it was a pain to sit through. Even for someone used to slasher/exploitation movies this was too much for me.

Popular reviews

  • Tokyo Fist

    Tokyo Fist


    What you'd get if Yukio Mishima dropped acid and directed a body horror gonzo movie.

    I did not enjoy it, but I have to admit it succeeds in depicting the raw energy of movement and violence way, way better than anything else out there. Quite unlike anything else I've watched in other ways as well, both good and bad, but the bad are definitely more vivid.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog


    This movie is about something, and then something else entirely, and then something else again, which is the thing it was about all along.