• Now, Voyager

    Now, Voyager

    ★★★★★

    Charlotte Vale transitioning from repressed younger sibling to slutty aunt— relatable and inspiring.

  • Muriel's Wedding

    Muriel's Wedding

    Boy oh boy, you haven’t seen anything like ‘Muriel’s Wedding’. Or should that be ‘Mariel’s Wedding’?!

  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    ★★★★★

    Make a big bowl of popcorn because folks, this movie is long!

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Amazing. Every scene of what you just filmed... was wrong.

  • High Flying Bird

    High Flying Bird

    ★★★★½

    There is not a single prestige TV drama whose ground could not be covered better by Soderbergh, an iPhone, and less than 2 hours running time.

  • Vera Drake

    Vera Drake

    ★★★★★

    (La Passion de) Vera d’Arc

  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    I've been using the movie ticket for this one as a bookmark, September 13th, Barbican screen 2 seat G12, 6:30pm, and let me tell you, if you liked the movie, you'll LOVE the book...
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  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    To All the Boys Who Started Ghosting Me Literally The Day After We Watched This Movie On A Third Date

    (sorry if I'm clogging anyone's feed, I want to reconnect with people on Letterboxd again and I'm enjoying the nostalgia of putting all the unlogged films in my diary)

  • Wild Rose

    Wild Rose

    ★★★★½

    I've been a bit quiet about it, partly because I don't have Wi-fi right now, partly because I haven't gotten around to using this site properly in months. But I was at the London Film Festival again this year, and I've written a few reviews/longer pieces on the bits that stood out to me. Here's the first, my review of arguably the best Star being Born you'll see all year (or next year, maybe, you know how festivals be).

  • Cold War

    Cold War

    ★★★★½

    'Pawlikowski is a serious filmmaker who doesn’t make the mistake of thinking that history happens in widescreen. History never makes itself well known to the people living through it; quite often it feels more like a movie than real life. The scope of his two most recent stories, both dealing with post-war Poland’s past and future, is at once suffocatingly narrow and devastatingly wide, protracted to excess, even in the space of his less than 90 minute running times. Everything…

  • Apostasy

    Apostasy

    ★★★★½

    'In the opening scene, Alex talks to a sympathetic nurse who tries to get her to give secret permission for the procedure. Not such a hypothetical when dealing with an anaemic patient, who may need emergency help at any time. What is hypothetical is that the scene occasionally cuts to a too-tight close-up on Alex’s face, talking to God as if she is alone in the room. This unusual approach to film grammar is an absolute coup; firstly, because it…

  • McQueen

    McQueen

    ★★★½

    Feels mis-guided, because quite a few of the talking heads, who have a lot of insightful things to say, too quickly veer into the tortured genius narrative (for a good refutation of which, except re: Van Gogh instead, see Hannah Gadsby's Nanette), and the film indulges them in doing so. Maybe that's what really happened to McQueen— fame and depression eroded away all his rough edges, his wit and his warmth and left only the dullest, darkest side— but judging…