• Thriller 40

    Thriller 40

    Forty years on- Thriller is still the absolute best music video to ever be made.
    This documentary looks at the album as a whole, and there’s no doubt the album is one of the best of all time as well.

    This is also the first piece about MJ I have really taken in after Leaving Neverland, and I can’t think of a bigger example of separating the artist from the art.

  • Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder

    Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder

    Now this is the Doctor Who I remember.
    Weird, creepy, and kinda aimless. 

    Overall a fun little romp.

    Although the first time I’ve ever gotten up at Aussie 5:30 time to watch it- so that’s new.

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  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

    Back in 2016 when I first read this book, I was really taken by it and I attempted to adapt it as an early screen writing exercise. So when I heard there’s a film of it being made, I couldn’t wait to see it.

    And it’s not bad, some stilted staging and fear to really lock in on the time setting (feels strangely modern without explanation) but the heart at the core isn’t too bad.

    I think the film could…

  • May December

    May December


    There’s so many levels to this film that I kinda wanna break it down here.

    So I’ll just say five star club and encourage you to watch it.

    I mean ‘this is just what grown ups do’

  • Dream Scenario

    Dream Scenario

    One of the most inventive films of the year. Cut from the same cloth as Being John Malkovich or Eternal sunshine, Dream Scenario has the big gimmick idea and manages to investigate all of its permutations with horror, comedy and love.

    Nicolas cage is on top tier form and I truly think the comments about the hive mind of cancel culture is fascinatingly applied here.

    A film that will get people talking. Excellent.

  • Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

    Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

    Honestly, can’t wait for when this comes out on VOD and someone edits the doco parts out.
    Not saying the doco parts aren’t welcome, but at the full IMAX crowd I saw it with tonight, nothing undercuts the thrilling beats and undeniable party songs like cutaways in between every 2-3 songs.
    Really felt the whiplash. 

    Production designs unreal, and costumes were next level (although the constant changing and editing during the one song was distracting).

    No doubt a triumph for Beyoncé fans, but it’s no gold standard in concert film (as it’s more a doco gang).

  • The Pacific

    The Pacific

    Good, verging on great, but there’s something just holding it back from the perfection of Band of Brothers. Something that just doesn’t seem to connect as well.

    The character work is still top tier, and the war stuff is grounded and engaging, but the feeling of isolation is somewhat missed here. It’s a different beast of a show and I wasn’t expecting that.

    Might sit even stronger on a rewatch.

  • Faraway Downs

    Faraway Downs

    Oh didn’t realise this was on Letterboxd.
    Its better than the film thanks to it feeling split up into mini stories aside from the spotty long film we got before- aside from the opening titles which I did not like- but it’s still way too cheesy and melodramatic to fully work.

    Thank god they fixed the ending though!

  • The Holdovers

    The Holdovers


    As someone who hasn’t loved Alexander Payne movies in the past (at least his last three), I was not expecting great things here. The stills gave me Armageddon Time vibes from last year- so I started this with apprehension.

    However, this is proof to never write a movie off before seeing. This is so beautiful, sweet and heartfelt. Paul Giamatti is pulling out one of the best performances of the year, but he is supported by the two co-leads Dominic Sessa…

  • Doctor Who: The Star Beast

    Doctor Who: The Star Beast

    As someone who stopped mid Matt Smith (as my ex girlfriend was the bigger fan and we broke up), I was shocked that watching this took me right back to that period of time. It’s corny, and cringey at times - it always was - but it’s still a solid bit of fun. I might actually come back for RTD

  • Band of Brothers

    Band of Brothers


    Took a sick day today, had a pounding headache and thought what better way to spend the day than watching one of my biggest blind spots, the super loud and propulsive Band of Brothers. Jokes aside, my headache went away though.

    The colour saturation famous in the early 00’s took a bit of adjusting too but yeah, this is phenomenal. It’s brilliant. War has never been captured for TV like this ever etc etc. I’m not shocking anyone, I’m just…