Favorite films

  • The Court Jester
  • Ninotchka
  • The Big Parade
  • The African Queen

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  • The Girl from 10th Avenue

    ★★½

  • Barbie as the Island Princess

    ★★★½

  • Fantasia

    ★★★★★

  • Neighbors

    ★★★★

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  • The Girl from 10th Avenue

    The Girl from 10th Avenue

    ★★½

    Sometimes I select movies to watch just based on ✨the vibes✨ they give, and this poster for The Girl from 10th Avenue was radiating immaculate vibes when I saw it hanging on the wall of an antique store earlier today. Unfortunately, the film itself doesn't hit as hard.

    Bette Davis plays a surprisingly milquetoast rags-to-riches working girl in the first half--after marrying on a whim, she decides to stay with her new husband to keep him from drinking, but in…

  • Fantasia

    Fantasia

    ★★★★★

    Art for art's sake and then some.

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  • Neighbors

    Neighbors

    ★★★★

    Two families, alike in dignity, fight with each other across a picket fence that separates Buster Keaton from his sweetheart. Most of Neighbors involves creative ways to climb, circumvent, or otherwise transcend said fence, and Keaton's roly-poly Little Fellow even enlists a couple friends for a wild three-man-ladder stunt at the end.

    It's always fun to watch Keaton turn a clothesline into a zip line, but it's also really amazing how efficient this short is. There's no dilly-dallying in between gags, but nothing is rushed--it feels perfectly paced and effortlessly tight. If anybody knows how to make the most of 18 minutes, it's Buster Keaton.

  • The Major and the Minor

    The Major and the Minor

    ★★★★

    Please I need a 10-hour audiobook of Ray Milland telling me about the little red-cheeked dwarves with beards who cause thunder by going bowling.