Robert Barat

leftist. gaymer. infosec. FOSS.

Favorite films

  • The Postman
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • GoodFellas
  • The Conformist

Recent activity

  • Kimi


  • After Yang


  • The Verdict


  • Perfect Blue


Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings


    3.75 stars; a great blend of wuxia and western action movie conventions, ultimately let down by having to be shoehorned into the Marvel movie formula (an overlong 3rd act, an over-reliance on CGI – albeit less so than in other MCU films, etc.)
    Overall I really enjoyed it, but I expect the series to go downhill as its ending sets up the sequels to have to shoehorn in even more deus ex machina-laden superhero conventions for the purposes of MCU cross-promotion.

  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express


    A tour de force of costuming, set design, and over the top yet not overly campy acting. I was captivated for the whole duration despite already knowing the ending