• Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★½

    “He was a man who believed in the rules of the heart, but the heart is not meant to rule. In other words, your father was a weak man.”

    Massive shoutout to chief BFI projectionist wizard Michael Ford who fixed the IMAX 70mm projector mere moments before the screening started (instead of a digital 4K presentation). What a fucking legend - analogue film supremacy!

  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★½

    *starring Timothée Chalamet as JIHADI JOHN*

  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★½

    PaUl AtREidEs iS jUst aNotHeR WhItE sAvIOu-OH MY GOD WHAT ARE YOU DOING MAN

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    Bless the Maker and His water. Bless the coming and going of Him. May His passage cleanse the world. And keep the world for His people.

    Just saw this in IMAX and will be seeing Part 2 in 20 minutes. Losing my mind!!!!!!

  • Showing Up

    Showing Up

    ★★★★

    this happened (and is still happening) to me.

  • The Beekeeper

    The Beekeeper

    ★★★

    Haven’t felt this much joy watching the Stath kick ass since I first saw The Transporter (2002). Absolute diabolical storytelling that should’ve just leaned fully into the “Beekeeping” lore but the action sequences distract and deliver with great stinging finishers (especially the final fight with Taylor James) yet are few and far between. Please keep making more of these with outrageous titles and lore - as long as the action delivers - I’ll be watching. 

    Also, what is Lucas Johnson (Don Gilet) from EastEnders doing here???? LOVE IT.

  • American Fiction

    American Fiction

    ★★★½

    Jeffrey Wright is just one of our best performers working right now who has (quite possibly) the best sounding voice in the industry. Whilst this is acutely sharp and witty, it feels slightly underbaked in its execution and it’s very clear why this has been nominated for Best Picture by the Academy (feels like a lot of self-back patting here). Aside from that, Sterling K Brown is always tremendous and I enjoyed Jeffrey Wright’s black Lemony Snicket a lot. Very good but just short of great.

  • Anyone But You

    Anyone But You

    ★½

    Fucking terrible. The ‘Clapham’ of romcoms: basic and boring. Just being hot isn’t enough for a romantic comedy, there has to actually be some charm!! Feels less Sydney Swooney but more Glenn Power-punch-me-in-the-face. The BTS is far more interesting - they definitely had an affair, I’m sorry, but you can’t film scenes like *that* without giving in - it’s the only reason anyone is watching this. The film itself feels like it’s AI written and a massive money laundering scheme: BAD.

  • Hideo Kojima: Connecting Worlds

    Hideo Kojima: Connecting Worlds

    ★★★

    Bit too basic of a documentary for its subject area/figure but always happy for Hideo and his collaborators (except Grimes) nonetheless.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★★

    “For me, I think this is the end of a beautiful friendship.”
    “But for me it's just the beginning.”
    “We get up to some stuff. You gonna love it. You'll see.“

    Bromance at the highest level. You don’t even need to understand it, just feel it. 

    [IMAX 15/70mm with Introduction from writer & director, Christopher Nolan]

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    “Is it the same now, as then? The moment you met her. All these years, drunk on the memory of its perfection. How shiny her lips. How instant your connection. Did it never occur to you that is why you were summoned in the first place? Designed to do nothing short of fall for her then and there? All to make that single perfect specimen. That is, if you were designed. Love, or mathematical precision? Yes? No?”
    “I know what's…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    “The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long - and you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy.”

    The number one film I’ve studied, listened and written about the most to the point where I can watch this with my eyes closed and recite every line and know every beat as it happens to the point of genuine embarrassment. One of, if not, the greatest productions and soundtracks of all time. Masterpiece. 

    [Final Cut]