• Call of the Wild

    Call of the Wild

    ★★★½

    i love watching a movie set in the 1900s and everyone is just trading solid gold bars instead of print money like its looney tunes

  • Scorpio Rising

    Scorpio Rising

    ★★★★★

    Utterly enthralled by the way this movie uses icon and myth, hits like a sledgehammer and is equally as loaded. Masculinity & id so fetishised it becomes artillery. We're stronger together, that's what makes us so dangerous. Death rides a steel and aluminium steed fuelled by American pop cult.

  • Tongues Untied

    Tongues Untied

    ★★★★★

    "I will swallow that hurt, and, should I speak of it, will vocalize only the anger... Some of the anger will be exorcised, but the hurt, which has not been given a voice, prevails and accumulates... But as I've learned to mute my cries of anguish, so have I learned to squelch my exclamations of joy."

    Genuinely provocative spoken world portrait of gay black love.
    It's seductive to use words like authentic and vulnerable and brave to rightfully describe Tongues…

  • La Haine

    La Haine

    ★★★★★

    One of the most stunningly directed films I think I've ever seen. Nearly every scene and shot setup made me ask myself "how did he think of that?", the momentum is in sheer freefall right to the end and is dense with wonderful naturalistic performances throughout. Love when I get a new all-time favourite the exact day I learn of the movie's existence lol.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★½

    The way these movies always have a new character come in and the cinema goes "ooohhhh" as the camera hangs for way too long on the actor reveal 🤮🤮🤮🤮
    The Multiverse is like the worst thing that could have happened to the MCU if only for the fact that every movie now absolutely needs to be packed to the brim with expositional dialogue when a short demonstrative scene could have just as easily sufficed. They never even use it as…

  • Moonraker

    Moonraker

    ★★★

    The most comedic Bond movie yet but the only funny thing about it is how none of it comes together at all. Absolutely delirious scatterbrained shite that would hit so much harder if Roger Moore had any more charisma, expression and screen presence than a plywood board. There's a vibe of Just Fucking Around that elevates this movie above its dishwater predecessors but Moore is mooring the momentum with his relentless geography teacher energy. True blessings to the set and…

  • Where In The Hell Is The Lavender House: The Longmont Potion Castle Story

    Where In The Hell Is The Lavender House: The Longmont Potion Castle Story

    The moments of interest are when the subject matter is given screentime - showing their thought & technical process from behind the curtain, it was so cool to see LPC's audio setup. Amazing how little of that actually composes the whole documentary though, this is more of a mockumentary about the director more than anything - attempting to dramatise and poke fun out of their creative foibles in making this thing. Would have been interesting enough, in the vein of like…

  • The Seventh Curse

    The Seventh Curse

    ★★★★½

    It's the Worm Tribe, they specialise in Witchcraft.

  • Turning Red

    Turning Red

    ★★½

    Having a horse in this race is a misstep because all Turning Red really is is a rare breed of premium kids movie that is earnest about being for kids - but it comes from the house of mouse, so everyone needs to get their digs in ig. Being set in Canada is enough to tell me to stop worrying about "relatability" and just enjoy the text for what it is, Whoville ass country. The main thing that struck me…

  • Goldfinger

    Goldfinger

    ★½

    Bond saw a character named Bigboobies Sexylady and thought "I could fix her"

  • From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love

    ★★

    i love how in this movie the entire country of Turkey is run by one little man’s Many Large Sons

  • Dr. No

    Dr. No

    ★★★

    Starting my Bond journey as an act of self-flagellation. Dr. No is lacking in propulsion & racial sensitivity (trademark 60's movie), but the villain was a gay evil genius so I can't help but feel cared for. Honestly thin of anything I can particularly cling to and call Good, painfully stodgy and disgustingly british, but it's generally gorgeou beige chic. Cool to see how many iconic mainstay elements are present right out of the gate, from the opulant exotix evil island,…