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Favorite films

  • Amadeus
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Dancer in the Dark

Recent activity

  • The Worst Person in the World

  • Il buco

  • Lamb

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

Recent reviews

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    The absolute essential millennial crisis film. Touches on just about every existential crisis I've had in my mid-late twenties, as well as all the general experiences. It's very funny throughout, while also being moving and crushing in others. The tone is balanced so perfectly, and the performances all sell these characters' perspectives across the board. Loved this thing to bits, it's a fantastic portrait of a life and experience that's super relatable to so many in my generation to the…

  • Il buco

    Il buco

    An unsubtitled nearly silent Italian movie with almost no plot is not normally my style, but I was quite gripped by this. It plays like a reverse Honeyland, where instead of being a doc that feels like a narrative, this plays the opposite. Essentially, its a "dudes rock" movie where you just watch this team explore a cave for an hour and a half but towards the end I started to connect to it thematically. Without spoiling, the cave acts…

Popular reviews

  • Have a Nice Day

    Have a Nice Day


    Is nobody going to talk about the four minute long shot of just water????

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    Once upon a time, not too long ago, an edgy 14 year old "emo" kid named Darren with religious parents who saw An Inconvenient Truth during his Environmental Science class took a composite notebook and wrote all of his "dark, deep, unapologetic" thoughts into it. Several years later, he found it again. Having grown older and wiser, he found the notebook while cleaning out his old room. He cracks the spine, having gone untouched for years. He reads the thoughts…