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  • While We're Young

    While We're Young

    ★★★½

    I remember watching this 2 years ago, feeling as though I'd just been lectured about life by a 40-yr-old. Flash forward 24 months and my slightly older, arguably more mature & definitely douchier self kinda dug it? Themes of ageing can be tough to convey without an element of bitterness. To Baumbach's credit he doesn't shy away from that. He's an old(er) dude making a movie about an old(er) couple trying to keep pace with the next gen - and in…

  • Death Note

    Death Note

    ★★★

    if this doesn't get a best musical/comedy nom from the Golden Globes we riot I haven't laughed harder at anything all year.

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  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★★½

    My word, this is dumb. So wonderfully dumb. I mentioned yesterday how The Kings Of Summer felt like it was made by a 15-year-old - since then, it seems Jordan Vogt-Roberts' filmmaking style has regressed even further. This time he's gone all out and made the King Kong film you always dreamed of... as a child. It's like if somebody developed a loving two-hour-long homage to the atomic breath scene in Gareth Edwards' underrated Godzilla. The characters are thinly-scripted, the…

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★

    oh so this is why we can't have nice things.