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  • Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One

    Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One 2015

    ★★★ Watched 25 Jun, 2016

    Felt longer than the first and that's not a good thing. Every film seems to go on for a crazy amount of time and despite occasionally having some really nice camera work, the stories just aren't that interesting to follow. The first shows promise, the second is odd and occasionally funny and the last just... Well, it has a dog.

    These are incredibly slow films that don't really seem to be about anything at all. Yes, they're about the economic…

  • Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One

    Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One 2015

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jun, 2016

    Err... Yeah. It's certainly different to most films with a smattering of documentary, fantasy and surrealist humour thrown about at will. Across two hours (there are 12 minutes of credits), you'll be treated to gorgeous imagery, odd tales and a hell of a lot of thoughts on the economic crisis in Portugal circa 2013.

    It's similar in a way to Wild Tales, but whilst that film is rooted firmly in the real world - albeit a darkly comic one -…

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  • The Guest

    The Guest 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Sep, 2014 1

    Let me preface this review by saying that it is in no way a five star film. It's a five star film in the same way that The Other Guys, reviewed by Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian, is not a five star film. But sometimes you watch a movie and can't stop smiling. It entertains. It has you sitting back and going, "Yeah, why can't all films be like this?" And that's what The Guest did to me. Sure, it…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Oct, 2014 1

    In the style of Matt, because why not. Saw this with my cinema card and also cos the poster looks damn cool. Look at it. Like some seventies sepia stuff and I'm always down for that. Opens on Gyllenhaal thin as hell. Hair slicked back like some creepy dude. No money but clearly owns a comb. Does bad shit with this grin. Freaked me out a bit but whatever, it's cool.
    He drives this shitty car all over the place,…