Nik

Watching and reviewing at least one movie every week across a variety of genres.

Favorite films

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • The Shining
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Spirited Away

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  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    ★★★

  • Spree

    ★★★½

  • Lightyear

    ★★★

  • Cruella

    ★★½

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  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    ★★★

    Laughing at this pair of fart-knockers in 2022 is almost like laughing at myself in 1998 when I was a huge fan of Beavis & Butthead. 
    Thankfully this reboot manages to recapture the same magic after nearly 25 years. 
    The modern attitudes and technologies aren’t awkwardly shoehorned in; These moments feel organic and that’s probably because Beavis & Butthead are oblivious that they have travelled through time.
    It was nice to have some call backs to the classic series along with some…

  • Spree

    Spree

    ★★★½

    Spree is an imperfect but extremely enjoyable movie.
    Joe Keery is excellent in this however some of the supporting cast give the type of performances I’ve only ever seen in staged prank videos on YouTube.

    Usually I find the use of social media to be a bit cringe inducing in movies. It can often take me out of the moment as it breaks the fourth wall. So I was actually impressed with its implementation here. Each social media platform seemed authentic,…

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  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    ★★★★★

    Spirited Away is an actual masterpiece. This movie was my introduction not only to Studio Ghibli, but to Japanese anime as a whole and it to this day remains my absolute favourite movies.
    Everything about this film is sculpted with such expert precision. From the artwork to the music, the cinematography to the script and narrative; This film steals my breath multiple times with every viewing. 
    It’s fantastical, spiritual, and emotional. I feel thankful for this movie’s existence.

  • Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution

    Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution

    ★★★

    The hate this movie is receiving is undeserved in my opinion. 
    I think the anime style has translated pretty well into 3D, and the visuals are actually really stunning. 
    A couple of moments have been changed or removed altogether, but largely the movie is pretty much the same as the original with many shots recreated exactly as they were first time around. 
    Mewtwo Strikes Back is a great feature in the Pokémon series but against the broader spectrum of movies in general it is pretty average.