My favourites are four first-time watches I loved in August 2021

Favorite films

  • Murphy's Romance
  • The Kid Detective
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Southern Comfort

Recent activity

  • Flood Tide

  • Ramen Shop

  • Speed

  • Together Again

Recent reviews

  • Flood Tide

    Flood Tide

    The complete dearth of chemistry between George Nader and Cornell Borchers becomes its own entertainment after a while, especially during their big romantic clinches. It's not a terrible movie overall - the odd supporting performance brings it to life on occasion, and there are some nice shots on the beach - but neither is it all memorable.

  • Ramen Shop

    Ramen Shop

    Ramen Shop quietly draws you in with lots of lovely, patient scenes of people preparing delicious-looking food, then subtly ups the poignancy stakes, so that by the time Masato makes his last dish of the movie, you are a complete and utter wreck... that's how it worked for me, anyway!

    Perhaps the music gilds the emotional lily just a little too much, but other than that, I really loved it.

Popular reviews

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    Roll Red Roll

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  • Vice


    I hate this kind of filmmaking. Smug, condescending, didactic nonsense - Adam McKay has no faith in our intelligence and so everything he wants to says is capitalised, italicised, and underlined twelve times with a big, fat marker. I’ve not seen anything this decade so nakedly contemptuous of its audience as this film’s post-credits scene. 

    And everything he wants to say? It’s been said before. So many times. The level of arrogance it takes to present such old information as…