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  • You Only Live Twice

    ★★★

  • Midsommar

    ★★½

  • The Endless

    ★★★

  • Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

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  • You Only Live Twice

    You Only Live Twice

    ★★★

    Lavish Grandiose Production Design and Action Sequences to Complement. However certain plot aspects are cumbersome and have soured with age.

    I think it’s arguable if not controversial to say that YOLT set a lofty standard for what we expect from Bond both cinematically and thematically, it’s arguably also the most culturally referenced too. So it’s longevity is unmatched there. 

    The whole sequence in which Bond has to undergo surgery to disguise himself as a Japanese villager feels contrived and  unnecessary…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★½

    It’s possible that not watching this film when it came out, allowed the hype around it to remove all available film oxygen from the room. So it’s more a smoulder than full fire. Too much US centric dogma applied to foreign traditions, further enhancing the whole college trip gone bad trope.

    The edit pace is painfully all over the place, which really damages the viewers ability to stay focused. It feels more like a failure to remove more of the unnecessary…

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

    Haven’t had this much anxiety watching a film for a while my god. The pacing of the edit and direction just completely threw me off and I loved it. Adam’s very surprising.