Favorite films

  • Phantasm
  • Lisa and the Devil
  • The Boxer's Omen
  • Godzilla vs. Hedorah

Recent activity

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  • Lolita


Recent reviews

  • Homicide


    Identity politics. Not even once.

  • Cold in July

    Cold in July

    My reviews for the movies I find truly special tend to be far shorter than those for ones that are simply solid movies with aspects I’d like to share my thoughts on or those for ones so bad I feel obligated to explain why you should avoid them. I don’t know why this is. A movie I adored should inspire MORE of a desire to passionately share my thoughts about it, not less. Right?

    Regardless, “Cold In July” is the…

Popular reviews

  • The Innocents

    The Innocents

    This one lives and dies by if the child actors are any good. Thankfully, they are. Real good. One of the best ghost (?) movies ever. Beautiful sets and costumes.

  • To Live and Die in L.A.

    To Live and Die in L.A.


    The Run-On Sentence:
    Friedkin's spiritual successor to The French Connection, this time in the palm tree filled, neon laden, vivid 80s, with a similar setup of two partner cops going to questionable lengths to get their man, this time with perfect pacing and brilliant filmmaking equaling its predecessor but with even more fleshing out of the characters you're supposed to care about and an ending so ballsy and subversive that its final 10-15 minutes raised this from great to legendary…