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Films seen in the cinema in 2022

172 films

Chronological, ongoing, and I sincerely hope it will be ongoing for a full twelve months for the first time since…

  • Snowbound
  • Dear Murderer
  • Ladies in Retirement
  • Smashing Time
  • Who Goes Next?

BFI - Projecting The Archive

37 films

Everything I see in the British Film Institute's most exciting screening strand. A reliably joyful land of discovery.

Complete from…

  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Out 1
  • Rust and Bone
  • The Monster Squad
  • Jurassic Park
  • Petite Maman
  • France
  • First Cow
  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
  • Il Buco

My Favourite Films of 2021

20 films

Favourite new ones seen in a truncated 2021 (17/5 - 31/12)

Bubbling under: All About My Sisters / Bergman Island…

  • Syndromes and a Century
  • That Cold Day in the Park
  • Brewster McCloud
  • Quintet
  • A Perfect Couple

Rep returns, 2021

30 films

A liberal selection of chronological highlights from this year's repertory screening odyssey, drawn from the 130 screenings I managed to…

  • Clerks
  • Sound of Metal
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Heat
  • State Funeral

Films seen in the cinema in 2021

248 films

On the 17th of May 2021, on the first day of my fortieth year, I was allowed to return to…

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
  • Il Buco
  • Petite Maman
  • The Crossing
  • Paris, 13th District

London Film Festival 2021

39 films

In rough order of preference. Top 3 basically a tie. Next 3 but a hair's breadth behind. All stunners. 20+…

  • Fast and Loose
  • No Man of Her Own
  • Smokey and the Bandit
  • Duel
  • Hands Across the Table

Films seen in the cinema in 2020

133 films

Let's go!

Films seen twice: Tenet

  • Welcome to Marwen
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Clock
  • Free Solo
  • Drunken Angel

Films seen in the cinema in 2019

372 films

Films seen twice: Vox Lux, Rolling Thunder Revue, Once Upon A Time... in Hollywood

Films seen thrice: The Death & Life…

  • The Clock
  • Ladies of Leisure
  • Baby Face
  • Stella Dallas
  • The Wayward Girl

Repertory highs, 2019

25 films

"They spoke less and less between them until at last they were silent altogether as is often the way with…

  • Her Smell
  • The Death & Life of John F. Donovan
  • Fighting with My Family
  • A Bread Factory: Part One
  • Fourteen

My Favourite Films of 2019

20 films

Favourite new ones that I saw in 2019, whether on general theatrical release, at a festival or wherever else.


  • Maggie
  • Matthias & Maxime
  • Rose Plays Julie
  • Atlantics
  • The Climb

London Film Festival 2019

40 films

My journey through the fest. Had quite a chilled one this year. A few fewer movies than usual, a few…