Max Siegel

“Inglorious Basterds” is still entertaining 14 years after its release. The plot is revenge fantasy that lapses into revenge porn, so there isn’t much tension in the last act… I’m conflicted. Also, why is Christoph Waltz only good in Tarantino movies?

Stewie is the hero we deserve, but not the one we need… or something. 🦇

Rewatching 'Looper'

The plot is entertaining, but Pierce Gagnon’s gem of a performance makes that final act shine. (Rewatched at the Bay Theater with Other Max.)

Rewatching 'Blade Runner' for the First Time Since 2007

I was afraid “Blade Runner” wouldn’t hold up on rewatch, but it mostly does! The cinematography, visual effects, and production design are stunning. The protagonist sexually assaulting someone so they fall in love with him… not so much. I actually prefer the sequel, “Blade Runner 2049,” because its …

Stewie post-breakfast.

This fella sprawled across my desk and lightly bit my hand when I tried to type. What an angel 😻

My Work From Home Setup

In March 2020, Shopify’s leadership temporarily closed Shopify LA, where I was working, because of the impending pandemic. Shortly afterward, the entire company pivoted from being office-centric with just a few remote employees, to a fully remote company. They called it “Digital by Default,” or …

Stewie surveying the nonstop rain in Southern California ☔️

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love YouTube Shorts

I started my film career with traditional, long-form content. A few weeks ago, I decided to step out of my comfort zone, revive my YouTube channel, and start editing and uploading YouTube Shorts. It’s been a fun learning experience! Here’s my first Short, Terrible Matthew McConaughey …

Jason Snell and Myke Hurley answered my silly question on episode 440 of Upgrade! This made my day 😻 (Hint: it involves Eddy Cue) Link to timestamp in the episode Eddy Cue’s famous line at WWDC 2016