Favorite films

  • Mandalay
  • Anatahan
  • Contempt
  • Black Rain

Recent activity

  • Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist

  • Patty Hearst

  • Hardcore

  • Witch Hunt

Recent reviews

  • Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist

    Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist

    At times reminiscent of horror-mode Jacques Tourneur, with overt homages to John Ford's The Searchers and Schrader's own Mishima (specifically the St. Sebastian image). Fascinating, if deeply flawed.

  • The Woman on the Beach

    The Woman on the Beach


    All the studio intervention in the world couldn't destroy this film's complex, psychosexual darkness.

Popular reviews

  • Kaili Blues

    Kaili Blues

    As I was exiting the theater, I heard a man tell the woman beside him, "Y'know, this was directed by the guy who made Uncle Bowie."

  • Cursed


    A tragically shattered movie. There are whispers of something I can imagine loving (the cast, the playful dealings with genre mythology, the settings), but the Weinsteins did untold damage to this thing.

    I want to just say #ReleaseTheCravenCut and be done with it, but as Kevin Williamson points out in his recent Shock Waves interview, this is an unusually egregious and complicated case of studio interference. Impositions made their way into Cursed from the very beginning.

    Williamson's original slasher-flavored script…