• Unstoppable



    Connie: How the hell did this happen?
    Dewey: It just got away from me.
    Connie: It got away from you? It's a train, Dewey, not a chipmunk!

    This was, expectedly from the late, great Tony Scott, a very good film. It’s not especially unpredictable or original - which is a weird thing to say about a “true story” film - and it wouldn’t have been half as good without such impressive talent aboard the project, but that killer combo of…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


    Watched with commentary, and now one of the greatest animated films of all time is just even better than it was before. Every single detail is so meticulously layered and considered - fucking love the idea that Daniel Pemberton had a whole orchestra record the score, and then the master of that score was pressed on vinyl for authentic scratches, powercuts, fades, the works. Tradition and innovation entwined - the film in microcosm.

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro


    Totoro makes his first full appearance over a third of the way through My Neighbor Totoro, which I find kind of remarkable. How many other children’s films withhold their lovable lead for that long without losing the attention of the very children they’ve been designed to capture the imaginations of? My 21 month old is at an age now where she knows what she likes, and when she likes something she’ll watch it 5000 times without even fretting; when she…

  • John Wick: Chapter 4

    John Wick: Chapter 4


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    When John Wick said “Helen”, his wife’s name, I thought he’d said “Heaven” for a moment. And, honestly, what’s the difference? What could be more heavenly than feeling the presence of those you’ve loved, lost, and mourned in the moments before you join them wherever they may have gone? A perfect ending in all ways.

  • 65



    Adam Driver breaks every bone in his body, multiple times, while being a badass traumatised dad and fucking up dinos as THE ASTEROID heads for Earth. Also, Geyser Fried Rex anybody? That was unbelievably hardcore!

    I don’t know what to say folks. This is exactly what it is meant to be, and I had a good time.

  • Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey

    Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey

    Christopher Robin: Pooh, you've got to help me. Something's wrong with Piglet, he killed my wife!

    One of the absolute worst things I’ve ever seen in my life. There’s a version of this that could’ve be genuinely creepy, a version that could’ve been a riotous laugh, a version that could’ve served as some sort of commentary on the comparative pros and cons of copyright when it comes to the preservation of artists’ work… so the fact that the version we…

  • One Fine Morning

    One Fine Morning


    What happens happens, and then we’re gone. So, along the way, hold onto passion where you find it, sunshine where you see it, love where you can feel it. In the end, our battered books with their bruised spines and our fragile bodies with their wrinkled lines will be ours no more - they’ll be for others to care for and say goodbye to.

  • Rye Lane

    Rye Lane


    Dom: I once hid chocolates in my girlfriend’s bed, but they melted and she thought I shit myself.

    Had the biggest smile on my face all the way through this absolute gem from first-time filmmaker Raine Allen-Miller. Rye Lane offers up a slice of British magical realism in the most literal of senses - its every frame is gilded by the magical and absorbed in the real - that works beautifully to construct an absolute balm for the soul. David Jonsson…

  • What's Love Got to Do with It?

    What's Love Got to Do with It?


    There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for Lily James, and that includes watching a 109 minute rom-com that’s low on rom and short on com. What’s Love Got To Do With It? Very little based on the available evidence here. Being hot friends though? That’s got everything to do with it!

  • Missing



    The Best Editing and Best VFX Oscar campaign starts here, folks. Missing is a technically mindboggling feat of craftsmanship, using a tapestry of screens and screens-within-screens to, like Searching before it, construct a modern thriller that speaks to the world we live in today. Sure, you can pick holes in its plotting and some of the threads that are laid and lost along the way, but through all the screenshots, emails, texts, calls, Ring alarms, and smartwatches, a testament to…

  • Chris Rock: Selective Outrage

    Chris Rock: Selective Outrage


    Less Chris Rock, more Chris Rocky, and not like the fighter.

  • Scream VI

    Scream VI


    Kirby: Psycho II?
    Kirby & Mindy: Underrated.

    Fucking FINALLY! Mainstream representation and validation for the best film sequel of all time. And yeah, of course Scream VI is great. It’s fucking Ghostface in fucking New York, motherfuckers!