• Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    ★★★½

    Falling asleep during the literal moon landing…… I felt that.

  • Boiling Point

    Boiling Point

    ★★★★

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Charlie Work (2015)

    This reminded me of two things:

    1. That Stephen Graham is the best British actor working today.

    2. My short-lived and traumatic tenure at the hot dog stand in Brighton's Amex Stadium. Never again.

  • Crush

    Crush

    ★★½

    Am I the only one who finds these fanciful depictions of high school as queer utopias free from any form of discrimination equally as disturbing as the real world? It's all a bit disingenuous and pandering, obviously, but most of all, dull. Whatever though – lesbians deserve cheesy movies too ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★

    I'm just glad Kayla's YouTube hole only went as deep as blowjob tutorials and not whatever the fuck Casey was watching in We're All Going to the World's Fair.

    (Shout out to my pal Jennie who took me to the Barbican to see this with a live orchestra! Anna Meredith really did That).

  • Pitch Perfect

    Pitch Perfect

    ★★★

    If The Cup Song was released today it would do crazy numbers on TikTok, top the Billboard Hot 100 for 13 consecutive weeks and get a remix with features from Megan Thee Stallion and Saweetie.

  • All My Friends Hate Me

    All My Friends Hate Me

    ★★★½

    The best representation of social anxiety I’ve ever seen. Like, scary relatable. All My Friends Hate Me doesn’t always succeed as a stand-alone horror or comedy (especially in the final act), but its razor-sharp blend of everyone’s-out-to-get-me paranoia and existential dread gets under your skin early and often and stays there long after the credits roll. An excellent entry in ‘Hell is Other People’ cinema.

  • Unpregnant

    Unpregnant

    ★★★

    At one point the protagonist sees a graffiti heart on the wall, whips out her phone, and immediately posts it to Instagram with the caption 'vibes ✨❤️✨'. Film never fully recovers, but there are some nice moments along the road.

  • Miss Congeniality

    Miss Congeniality

    ★★★

    As if I’m watching this for the first time ever on April 25th… serendipity.

  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    ★★★★½

    Bitches will watch Linklater but won’t even LINK up LATER with their man… you worried about the wrong Dick 😭

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

    Tired: Why is no one talking about the age gap!?

    Wired: Licorice Pizza is literally ABOUT the age gap and how it’s two protagonists bridge it in a desperate (but doomed) attempt to run away from their fears and insecurities. The ‘will they/won’t they’ at the heart of the film’s narrative is merely a smokescreen for a deeper exploration of relationships and everything we as humans get from them. In Cooper, Alana finds companionship and stability in a world that…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    Who the fuck is doing it like Eggers? In just three films, the man has established himself as one of the most exciting directors working today and a visionary in the truest sense of the word. The Northman continues his filmic trend of Shit Going Extremely South in Period Pieces, but the $90 million budget gives him the resources (and the creative freedom) to embrace his blockbuster sensibilities and realize his grandest ideas. The result is a piece of work that burns with an energy and intensity rarely seen in mainstream releases today. I loved every second.

    Eggers ranking: The Witch > The Northman > The Lighthouse

  • Choose or Die

    Choose or Die

    ★½

    At least they had the good sense to cap it at 85 minutes.