Rory has written 273 reviews for films during 2017.

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★½

    Back in 2014, I was angsty as hell and I watched an absolute shed-load of coming-of-age comedy dramas. Because of that I’ve always had an attachment to the genre, and I’ve always missed the feeling that watching those films gave me. Watching Lady Bird is the closest I’ve ever come to recreating that feeling. I adored this film, and I can’t wait to see it again when it comes to the UK.

  • Black Mirror: Hang the DJ

    Black Mirror: Hang the DJ

    ★★★½

    Great up until the end when the social commentary gets really muddled.

  • Black Mirror: USS Callister

    Black Mirror: USS Callister

    ★★★★★

    I reviewed this and then they took it off Letterboxd, and then they put it back on again! The absolute cheek of it. Anyway, I love this episode a lot and will hype it up to anyone who will listen.

  • Trainwreck

    Trainwreck

    ★★

    This film does not have a concept. It’s literally just Amy Schumer being Amy Schumer with a few more American sports jokes thrown in that I didn’t understand.

  • Creep 2

    Creep 2

    ★★★★

    Great film! Nearly as creepy (ayy) as the first one, while doing some really cool things with Mark Duplass’ character along the way that make him even more compelling than before. The dark humour is as strong as ever and it’s just an all round fun watch. My only real issue is that the motivations of Desiree Akhavan’s character feel a little off to me. While her relationship with Duplass was really great to watch, her decisions just felt a…

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    When Harry Met Sally...

    ★★★★½

    Have I found the best rom-com of them all? I never thought this day would come ...

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    ★★★

    Good concept for a sequel, should have been made in the 1990s though.

  • Bright

    Bright

    ★★½

    The problem here is that this film never really gets to grips with its own concept. It tries to create a intriguing fantasy world but the mythology is just too vague (and full of plot holes) to capture the imagination. Then you have the weird social commentary which is just so on the nose it becomes an awkward distraction from the rest of the film. It’s a shame really as there’s some decent ideas floating about, but this really should have been a hell of a lot better.

  • Bridget Jones's Diary

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    ★★★★

    FUCK YES. ROM-COMS FOREVER. MERRY CHRISTMAS.

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★★

    Whenever I see that scene when the Nazis get their faces melted off I do that mwah thing with my fingers like I’m an Italian chef.

  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    ★★★★

    I totally forgot how many genius one liners there are in this.

  • Daddy's Home

    Daddy's Home

    ★★

    I genuinely cannot believe this got a sequel. The only thing worse than that is I’ll probably watch it someday.