Favorite films

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • The Fountain
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • The Lord of the Rings Collection

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  • Monster Hunter

    ★★★½

  • Fear Street: 1978

    ★★★½

  • Fear Street: 1994

    ★★★½

  • Incident On and Off a Mountain Road

    ★★★

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  • Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds

    Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds

    ★★★★

    I put this on expecting a wacky martial arts fantasy (which, in part, it definitely is). But I was not prepared for this emotionally devastating, Capra-esque cosmic weighing of a man’s life, sins and deeds on the threshold of eternity.

  • Phantasm

    Phantasm

    ★★★★

    My first awareness of Phantasm was not a trailer, nor specifically the Tall Man or his diabolical spheres. It was simply seeing the painted poster art which, along with the phantasmagorical title, promised a fantastical nightmare that I was immediately on board for.

    Often when 70s or 80s movies have incredible artwork, the movie just isn’t going to live up to the promise. Phantasm is a weird exception where it delivered exactly what I wanted: a surreal dream narrative with…

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  • Ernest Scared Stupid

    Ernest Scared Stupid

    ★★★½

    12-year-old Me: ★★★★★
    32-year-old Me: ★★
    Composite Score: ★★★½

    I can live with that.

  • Gravity

    Gravity

    ★★★★½

    I've been waiting anxiously seven years for Alfonso Cuarón to bless us again. It's been that long since Children Of Men, a film so phenomenal and powerful that it changed the way I view and think about movies. It was one of my first HD-DVD purchases, and went on to become the most watched in my collection until the format eventually succumbed to Blu-Ray.

    Gravity is likewise an astounding and absolutely gorgeous film, and regardless of how you may end…