Favorite films

  • Apocalypse Now
  • Star Wars
  • Alien
  • Blade Runner

Recent activity

  • Amsterdam


  • The Ambush


  • Possession


  • Operation Finale


Recent reviews

  • Amsterdam



    More timely fash bashing that makes a not so subtle connection between the past and present. This one is open to all kinds of readings which I will leave to folks who have more space to write about it.

    It's quirky and feels like it fell off the Coen Brothers or Rian Johnson medicine show train, which is great because it might be a slog otherwise. As it is, it is gorgeous fun which doesn't take itself too seriously even though it does take itself deadly serious. If you know what I mean.

  • Triangle



    Man, I don't know. Somehow watched this back to back with Tenet so I got a time-bending double-feature I wasn't planning on. This is plenty effin' weird I will give it props for that, but the end just doesn't completely land and the metaphysical implications feel both thin and heavy-handed.

    However, there are some great brain pretzel moments and trully weird images, so it's got that going for it.

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  • Lost River

    Lost River


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