Favorite films

  • The Matrix
  • Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
  • Man of Steel
  • Mulholland Drive

Recent activity

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

  • Top Gun: Maverick

  • One Piece Film: Z

  • Elvis

Recent reviews

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Absolutely jaw-dropping as a technical achievement - I could genuinely go for another hour or so of those sets, absolutely some of the greatest production design of all time - but Kubrick's vision of the vast history of the human race compressed into 2 and a half hours is, barring a few moments near the end, devoid of any actual humanity. Characters struggle to be described as characters, seeing as they can barely contain one dimension - they're all pieces…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    Was smiling almost the whole way through, but did also make me think that the society of Logan's Run might have had a point. Even setting aside that this is one of the most straightforward pieces of propaganda and recruitment advertising ever produced, the masturbatory premise of this movie that screams, no, you AREN'T getting old, you ARE still the best, and you ARE so much cooler than your kids, and you can still totally save the day AND get…

Popular reviews

  • Mobile Suit Gundam F91

    Mobile Suit Gundam F91

    Gundam F91 is almost impressive in how stubborn it is. If you were told that your 50-odd episode tv show was never going to make it to the small screen, and that you had a movie to tell your story, what would you do? Restructure the story to make the best use of your new format? Write a story that fits into a two-hour timeslot? These are sensible ideas. But that was unacceptable for F91. They had a story to…

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

    Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "I am the JJ Abrams of Gundam." - Harutoshi Fukui, Writer of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn and Actual Fascist, Not Quite Realizing What he is Saying

    For the first five episodes, Gundam Unicorn looks like it's going to be one of the best Gundam shows ever made. Returning to the days of the early Universal Century and the conflicts between the Federation and Zeon after Char's Counterattack so definitively had the final word on the themes of that time is…