Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Rear Window
  • The Tree of Life
  • All That Jazz

Recent activity

  • Firestarter

  • Doctor Strange


  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness


  • Thing from the Factory by the Field


Recent reviews

  • Firestarter


    This adaptation of Firestarter is the result of trying to make a suspense story look like a horror movie without there being any reason (other than marketing) to do it. And it fails on every level.

    Stephen King's novel, Firestarter, is not a horror story. It's a paranoid suspense thriller with a sci-fi macguffin. There's an adaptation that could have looked more like a sci-fi Three Days of the Condor or North by Northwest without deviating too much from the source…

  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange


    Forgot that there were Raimi (specifically Evil Dead II) nods in this one. Makes sense that they tagged him in for the sequel.

Popular reviews

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast


    The first time I saw Beauty and the Beast, it was on bootleg VHS around the time of its original theatrical release. I was in junior high and wasn't really that impressed. I never re-watched it until now.

    How young I was back then. How naive.

    This is a masterpiece, a heartfelt tribute by Disney animators to the golden age of Disney that is every bit as good as—if not better than—those classic films. Every frame is gorgeously rendered, the…

  • Twixt


    With Twixt, Francis Ford Coppola has earned the title of the director with two films furthest apart on the spectrum of quality. On one end, there's his 1970s output: in particular, The Godfather, considered one of the two or three greatest American films ever made; way on the other end is Twixt, which has to be the most inept film ever made by an Oscar-winning director.

    I can see the argument for Coppola going back to his roots, making a…