Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Blade Runner
  • City Lights
  • The Double Life of Véronique

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  • Moana

    ★★★★★

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★★

  • Clerks

    ★★★★★

  • Lightyear

    ★★★

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  • Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World Dominion

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Jurassic Park, the novel by Michael Crichton, was published in 1990. I must have picked it up a couple of years later when, as a dinosaur-obsessed 10-11 year old, I heard about this book about dinosaurs being made real. It was, perhaps, not intended to be read by an 11 year old, but I had always read ahead of my age. And then I discovered that one of the central characters was a dinosaur-obsessed kid called Tim.

    And then I…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    The epitome of impossible to categorise.

    It's a deftly-handled family drama about the trials of immigrants in the US; a satire on the US tax system; a drama about broken relationships and coming to terms with gay family; it's a mind-bending science-fiction adventure; an incredible comeback for Shortround/Data Key Huy Quan; a showcase powerhouse performance from Michelle Yeoh; an equally spellbinding performance by Stephanie Hsu; a comedy; a tragedy; a career-high for Jamie Lee Curtis; and it is all things…

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★★

    This is a very Taika Waititi film. Anyone expect Ragnarok might be disappointed. Anyone expecting the spiritual continuation of Hunt for the Wilderpeople will be in their element.

  • Yesterday

    Yesterday

    ★★★

    If you're writing a love letter to The Beatles, you need more than love. But Yesterday's conceit is bizarre. I'm not convinced it really works, but it's delightfully told, with winsome actors and, inevitably, a superb soundtrack. It won't change the world: life goes on.