Jeff —

Eyes full of stars, arms full of thunderstorms.

Favorite films

  • Blade Runner
  • Sunshine
  • Dune
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    ★★★★

  • Piranha 3D

    ★★★

  • Saint Maud

    ★★★★

  • Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 3

    ★★★

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    Having waited two years to get back to the theatre experience, my wife surprised me with a private screening of Dune with friends and family for my birthday. In no way did this disappoint.

    Beyond just a welcome and safe return to one of my favourite pastimes, Villeneuve’s Dune is amplified by that “big screen, big sound” setting. Not just for the visual scale, but also the sound. The soundtrack is really present where it needs to be, with pounding…

  • Possession

    Possession

    ★★★★★

    An example of why horror movies are worth considering beyond “cheap thrills” and titillation. An average drama about a divorce can describe the act and the events before and after, but a horror film about a divorce is about how it feels to go through a divorce. There’s layers of meaning here, but I believe most of it is in service of conveying that feeling; being overwhelmed by different emotions, lashing out at a third party, trying to rationalise the…

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  • Piranha 3D

    Piranha 3D

    ★★★

    Lakmé’s Flower Duet playing in the score as Jerry O’Connell films two porn stars underwater pretty much sums up where this movie’s at.

    Everyone involved is on the same page and on board for the ride. The Spring Break attack is so bonkers and seeing Adam Scott in an action hero turn is hilarious.

    Horror × 52 (2022)
    Creature feature

  • Saint Maud

    Saint Maud

    ★★★★

    Feels like this would be good for anyone who liked Hereditary but didn’t like the ending. What a smash directorial debut!

    Horror × 52 (2022)
    Recommended by Guillermo del Toro on Twitter

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