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  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★½

    The 80s and 90s Neo-Noir Project

    I have seen Blue Velvet before and have remained largely aware of memorable scenes and lines from within it due to its place in popular culture.

    Even so, that hasn't stopped the line "HEINEKEN?! FUCK THAT SHIT!" swimming round and round and round in my head since I watched it this afternoon. It's times like this that I wish I was a drinker because then I could try some Heineken and see if I…

  • Death Watch

    Death Watch

    ★★★

    I must admit that I had never even heard of this before I spotted it on US Mubi last week.

    But I was quite intrigued by the premise of it, and indeed the cast. Also, despite not having much of a history with Bertrand Tavernier's films, the fact that the one film I have seen by him, The Bait, was so good it was another spur for me to take a look at this. Although I may remember that most…

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  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    ★★★★½

    Choose Letterboxd. Choose films. Choose downloading the app. Choose paying money for a membership just so you don’t have to see some fucker adding 500 films to their watchlist. Choose following a few thousand people and then never reading a fucking word they say. Choose writing “Read the full review on my website!” knowing full well no cunt is ever going to follow that link. Choose asking Sally Jane Black to watch Rogue Nation and then seeing her do a…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    What makes a 5 star film?

    There are lots of different criteria floating around for what makes one. By their own admission, some people are a lot freer with dishing out such a grading whilst others insist a film practically has to become their all time favourite to receive full marks.

    It is, of course, completely dependent on the individual. I've often wondered if I am quite strict or quite liberal with the amount of times I've handed out full…