Rory Glynn

Rory Glynn

Student of Film and Creative Media. Oscar obsessive. He/They.

Favorite films

  • Lady Bird
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Toy Story
  • In the Mood for Love

Recent activity

  • Robots


  • A Charlie Brown Christmas


  • Anatomy of a Fall


  • Porco Rosso


Recent reviews

  • The Killer

    The Killer


    I initially misread Charles Parnell’s name as “Chris Parnell” in the credits, and for one incredible half-second I thought that Dr. Leo Spaceman was in the new David Fincher thriller.

    (No disrespect intended to Charles Parnell).

  • Bottoms



    Honestly bummed that I didn’t like this as much as everyone else, because on paper everything about it sounds like it should be right up my alley, and I like pretty much everyone involved. 

    Sadly, I just found this disappointingly scattershot. There are a couple of genuinely brilliant bits here (“Shut up nerd, I fucked your mom!” is one of the funniest moments of the year, and I liked when it really leaned into its bizarre heightened reality), but most…

Popular reviews

  • Oppenheimer



    When all the men in suits are shouting at each other in big rooms? That shit is like crack to me. Can’t get enough of it.

  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    The Super Mario Bros. Movie


    Look, I wasn't expecting greatness. But, even as someone who isn't particularly attached to the Mario brand, I repeatedly found myself thinking "This is seriously the best they could do?".

    Cute, colourful animation and a few scenes that charmingly pay tribute to the games are let down by weak jokes, first-draft dialogue and a story so focused on cramming in as many references to the games as possible that it rushes frantically from set-piece to set-piece, never allowing its characters to develop beyond one-dimensional cutouts. And I'm sorry, but in a world where THE LEGO MOVIE exists, that just isn't going to cut it for me.