Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    ★★★½

    Honestly, a pretty solid coming-of-age movie that embraces the filthy, crappy bits without losing the humour, and in a way that feels more authentic than, say, American Pie. 

    I don’t have a deep abiding love for this, but I really do enjoy its dalliances at the mall and crappy retail jobs; at the dumb exploration of sexuality and embarrassment; at the way there’s always someone better or more capable than you. That this doesn’t get mean-spirited or off-the-wall silly is…

  • Wrath of Man

    Wrath of Man

    ★½

    Post Malone, a nobody bad guy: “Suck my dick!”
    Jason Statham, the supposed badass: “I…uh…buh…SUCK YOUR OWN DICK”

    This is a real exchange, and a sign of how shockingly sloppy this one is. I lost track of how many times I threw my hands in the air, wondering why nobody took a second pass at the script before tossing it onto the screen. So many things happen with absolutely zero point, or that are deeply stupid if you think about…

Popular reviews

More
  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    For five years, I worked three jobs, ate out of food banks, and scratched every which way just to survive. I literally worked from 6 am to 2 am most days, and because there was no bus after 11 pm, I would have to walk across town for an hour to get home, whether it was summer or snowy as hell. 

    I lived every day in mortal, existential terror about whether I’d eat the next day, and worse, how in…

  • Army of the Dead

    Army of the Dead

    ★★

    Dave Bautista, trying to outrun a nuclear bomb: “Don’t stop for anything!”
    Also Dave Bautista: *Immediately stops for a solid 10 minutes to shoot things*

    Dave Bautista, still outrunning a nuke: “WE ONLY HAVE 9 MINUTES!”
    Also Dave Bautista: *Stops to have heartfelt discussions about love*

    Man, I wanted so badly to like this one, and for the first 15 minutes, I really thought I would. Those opening credits, and the subsequent pitch from the obvious bad guy made for…