• Finding Dory

    Finding Dory

    ★★★½

    They do be Finding stuff.

  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★★

    “I mean… is this guy something, or is he something?”

    Wishing everyone a pleasant Waingro Monday.

  • Scary Movie

    Scary Movie

    ★★★½

    “white woman in trouble.”

    Over-the-top hilarity in a modern parody-comedy classic starring Canadian actor Lochlyn Munro.

  • Maid

    Maid

    ★★★½

    Margaret Qualley is a wonder, she’s a standout here.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    “A great man doesn’t seek to lead. He’s called to it, and he answers.”

    Those of you who know me, know by now that Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is not just my favourite film of the year, but now also one of my all-time favourites, but seriously, it’s like there’s always more to implore in this film’s layers and depths, adapted from the very own layered complexities and depths of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi classic.

    There are many visual cues especially…

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    ★★★★

    “We have all the time in the world.”

    Oh, hoho, yeah, I get all the No Time to Die callback references now. Singular, not just this being Lazenby’s only outing, but in how it’s a particularly engaging and direct experience in focus and style, that quite frankly none of the other Bond films of its time were like. Not just engaging narratively and through action, but also visually, gorgeously stylish and evocative. Definitely feels like the Craig Bond films, but…

  • Clueless

    Clueless

    ★★★★★

    “As if!”

    Iconic. Even though it is a contemporary revision, it might just be the best Jane Austen film adaptation? Just hilarious, and unabashedly fun and heartfelt.

  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale

    ★★★★★

    “The name’s Bond. James Bond.”

    Iconic. It’s the best Bond film, it has the best Bond song with “You Know My Name”, it has one of the best Bond opening credits, Mads is one of the best villains, Vesper is perhaps the best Bond girl (although she’s just much more than that), and Craig’s performance here (as good as his work on Skyfall and No Time to Die) is arguably the best Bond performance. Martin Campbell’s Casino Royale is the…

  • You Only Live Twice

    You Only Live Twice

    ★★★★

    “You only live twice, Mr. Bond.”

    One of the best Bond songs, underrated flick too.

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★

    I can’t believe cancel culture finally got to Michael Myers. The “evil dies tonight!” crowd made him sad.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    "The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."

    Sometimes you just know when you’re watching a classic, a new favourite, something you know you’re gonna love with a passion and parade on and on for hours about its beauty and wonder.

    When I was 14, I watched Interstellar in IMAX and was transported to another lifetime; it changed so many perspectives I had, about what cinema could be and about what…

  • Pain & Gain

    Pain & Gain

    ★★★½

    This is the most American film I’ve ever seen.