I do proper writing for and usually watch good films.

Favorite films

  • 12 Angry Men
  • The Iron Giant
  • Persepolis
  • I Saw the Devil

Recent activity

  • Heat

  • The Father Who Moves Mountains

  • The Imposter

  • Nightbooks

Recent reviews

  • Heat


    The best ‘90s crime noir I’ve ever seen and will probably ever see.

  • The Father Who Moves Mountains

    The Father Who Moves Mountains

    A new Netflix gem.

    Less of a rollicking adventure, more of a tense tug-of-war between mountain rescuers and a heavily resourceful parent desperate to find his missing son. The barbs of bureaucracy and the prickliness of privilege butt together to make a tough situation even thornier. Incredibly well-observed with performances that juggle pain, selfishness, frustration and determination.

    NTIFF 20/30: Romanian film

Popular reviews

  • La Belle Époque

    La Belle Époque


    NZIFF 2019 #1: Very funny, very hetero.

  • Dunkirk



    See this in IMAX. 

    Failing that, see this on a bigass screen with intimidatingly loud speakers. 

    Failing that, smoosh your face up on the screen when the 4K Blu-ray comes out with headphones turned all the way up to 'tinnitus'.

    Failing that, get in a time machine and go to Dunkirk.