• They Cloned Tyrone

    They Cloned Tyrone


    criminally under-talked about

  • Mad God

    Mad God


    What a crazy thing this is. The first act is just ridiculous in the best possible way. Its surrealist but incredibly realised and leaves the perfect amount up to the imagination. Yet, once you hit the second half, everything de-rails. Live action characters invade a really cool stop motion landscape and the plot, however little you think there is, gets infinitely harder to track. It hurts to give a rating this low because this is the definition of a technical marvel but as far as being engaged and feeling thoroughly connected to a piece goes, Mad God isn't very high up that list.

  • Ghost World

    Ghost World


    Although the cast are convincing and dislikable when asked to be, Ghost World is unfortunately a little too paint-by-numbers for it to really stand out. Most tropes of coming of age, relationship dramas are rocking in full-force here and although they absolutely work here, it makes this film feel a bit like clutter on a crowded shelf of the genre. Buscemi and Birch are great on-screen together and are wildly uncomfortable to watch, but its not quite enough for me…

  • At The Roadhouse

    At The Roadhouse


    what if we kissed at the roadhouse?

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World


    i don’t want to live on through my art. i just want to live with you, in my flat. 

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World


    quite often I claim that a film has me feel a certain way, a feeling of almost magical warmth. However, The Worst Person in the World struck something in me that I haven’t felt in a long time, a feeling that transcends explanation and I don’t want it to ever go away. 

    This film so beautifully captures the essence of our living. If you’re reading this then this movie is about you. Worst Person has some of the most brilliant…

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou


    Wes’ trick of managing a boring movie with a really sweet ending almost got me questioning this rating. Almost. The Life Aquatic feels like a bunch of ad-lib with actors that are trying really hard to convince us of chemistry. This screenplay is messy and pretty dull and Bill Murray is often really hard to watch; he’s so just unlikeable. The charming ending does make for a spike finale, but a bout half an hour of this film could’ve been cut and we would be missing absolutely nothing. Steve Zissou was frankly really disappointing and an anti-climactic ending to my completion of Anderson’s back catalogue.

  • Rambo: First Blood Part II

    Rambo: First Blood Part II


    The trick of employing American victims of post-war Vietnam is a cheap trick that is not wasted on me, Stallone. I think you should've stuck with James Cameron's words for some reason. First Blood Part II is so much less than it thinks it is. Relying on patriotism to justify the action hero's kink for ruthless murder is a detriment to the best moments of character from the first film and place a really unsettling tone on the events of…

  • Doctor Who: Planet of Giants

    Doctor Who: Planet of Giants


    yeah god i’m glad this wasn’t a four parter. the concept was good for 25 minutes.

  • Terminator: Dark Fate

    Terminator: Dark Fate

    Dark Fate and it’s six writers tells you that sometimes you have to trust the old ways and go back to retired ideas. 

    I’m here to refute that and publicly condemn the decision to make this film. That is all.

  • After Yang

    After Yang


    Very few directors can consistently make me feel this feeling over and over again. Whether its a rewatch of Kogonada's 2017 masterpiece, Columbus, or a first-time viewing of this film, the artist's grasp on me is unwavering. After Yang is a phenomenally simple film that transcends its genre and excels in every single dimension of filmmaking.

    There is a serious level of skill required to under-build your dystopian universe intentionally, yet that feels exactly what Kogonada has done here. The construction…

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


    Rogue One doesn’t just rely on nostalgia to get it over the finish line. No film this visually stunning could let itself down in such a way. Every aspect of this film, from the costumes to the screenplay are all top, top tier, and it really shows. This film is almost as incredible as the one it sets up, and if you’ve forgotten that, you need to reboot your recollection.