James Hoare

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Moreso a diary for myself than anything else :)

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Favorite films

  • Burning
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Whiplash
  • Roma

Recent activity

  • You've Got Mail


  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg


  • The Holiday


  • When Harry Met Sally...


Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • Cocaine Bear

    Cocaine Bear


    Whilst the bear stuff is fun the rest of the movie feels like someone gave an AI the prompt 80s horror bear drugs and it then spat out the most bland generic characters and plot you have ever seen. I genuinely cannot remember a single characters name. Not one. Other than Cocaine Bear. That one is kinda hard to forget.

    The dialogue is particularly clunky but the most noticeable issue is the pacing. It's 95 minutes yet feels closer to…

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth


    So. I think I'm in the minority in saying I'm not a huge fan of this film. I found a lot of it to feel kind of fake and performative. The script is written in a way to make the main character such a great dude when the reality is he's pretty shitty throughout the film. Dakota Johnson's character Domino says, "oh you're so kind," "oh you're so sweet" so many times throughout as if the screenplay needs to remind…