Tom Bolton

Tom Bolton

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"I'll see you at the movies"

Favourites are my most recent 5✨ers

Favorite films

  • Spencer
  • The Sparks Brothers
  • In the Heights
  • Dazed and Confused

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  • Halloween Kills

    ★★

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★★★

  • Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★½

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

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  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★★

    First of all, how is this only a 12?

    In Spencer, Pablo Lorrain has crafted one of this year's very best films. His direction here is so frank, it is such an intimate portrayal of Lady Diana and the camera is used to give extreme close ups which often feel too close, too intrusive. As if we are invading her personal space which, of course, is exactly as Diana is feeling in the film. There's one shot in particular, outside…

  • James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

    James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

    ★★★★★

    James Acaster is the best comedian alive. I thought that for a while, repertoire made me extra sure. Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 confirmed beyond all reasonable doubt that James Acaster is the best comedian on the planet. Within a few seconds of the special starting, I was laughing. Before he even got on stage, I was laughing. Even while he told all the Christians to leave, I was laughing. He has a gift and he uses it better than…

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  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★

    Oh my. I still don't buy Judy Greer as Jamie Lee Curtis' daughter, she would have had to have had her like before the events of the first film t'makes no sense. The charm of the Halloween franchise lies in its low budget feel. There films that feel nasty because they feel like they were made by some friends with a camcorder over the weekend they feel small scale and thats great. This film isn't that, it is over produced…

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★★★

    So I first watched this two years ago back when I didn't really know what foreign films were. What a wonderfully fantastical film this is. Dark and scary but beautiful and hopeful. I love It.

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  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★½

    Florence Pugh is really good but they kept trying to make her the funny one and give her really badly written marvel jokes and it just didn't work. We didn't get any of the Natasha development that we had missed from literally all of the film's she's been in. A little bit uneventful story wise. A little boring.
    2021
    MCU

  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    ★★★★

    It's a bit overcrowded, but I really enjoyed it. It would have made a good mini series but it still made a pretty good film. Some excellent performances from Skarsgard and Holland and Pattinson. A couple of very compelling and interesting story lines that came together in a very interesting way.

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