Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★½

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

    This still rips.

    Captures the fairytale vibe even better than Pan’s Labyrinth (though I still prefer Pan’s at the end of the day). Part of this involves making every character decision and story beat work better thematically than it needs to literally.

    I think film (at least American film) has evolved to the point where most of the “good” works are trying to be as subtle as possible in their messaging, because audiences like nothing more than figuring stuff out.…

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★

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

    This movie is really good at doing the campy killer satire thing for 90 minutes and then sort of flops around for the last 30 while struggling under the weight of having to make an unreliable narrator structure suddenly work. This should have probably been shorter and featured less of a hard pivot in lieu of a sort of Nolan-esque peppering of clues throughout that get brought into focus at the end, as the book did.

Popular reviews

More
  • Earwig and the Witch

    Earwig and the Witch

    ½

    This had the animation of Johnny Johnny Yes Papa, the writing of Ratatoing, and the music of the freaking Hex Girls from Scooby-Doo. 

    I came in looking desperately for a silver lining and left feeling the same way Hayao did when those nerds showed him their AI animation. 

    Nothing about this was good or even passable, other than Dan Stevens’ vocal performance. This movie belongs in hell.

  • The Garden of Words

    The Garden of Words

    It should be a crime to make a pretty movie this ugly.