Beach has written 32 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Can't Get You Out of My Head

    Can't Get You Out of My Head

    ★★★★

    Skipping an iPlayer ad for Masterchef to hear Adam Curtis say "dreamworld of consumption"

  • Skeleton Man

    Skeleton Man

    ★★★★

    Wait a minute, there's something weird about this guy...

  • Se7en

    Se7en

    ★★★★

    Kevin spacey gets shot in the head

  • Amélie

    Amélie

    ★★★★

    OH!! Fitgirl repacks use the image of Amelie with the spoon because they're cracking the game for you, she's about to crack the fuckin creme brulee!!!!!

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★

    Somehow managed to not have the ending to this movie spoiled for me and I'm very thankful, took my breath away.

  • Hot Fuzz

    Hot Fuzz

    ★★★★

    This movie feels like it's about to burst. Whenever there's a flashy nauseating action-packed montage, you can practically hear the threads holding the seams together snapping as the movie spins like the tazmanian devil, increasing in size as the amount of reoccurring details and jokes multiply. It's a headache, but still so fun.

  • Gehara: The Dark and Long-Haired Monster

    Gehara: The Dark and Long-Haired Monster

    ★★★★

    Playfully pokes fun at kaiju movie tropes in a way that clearly comes from a place of adoration. Ultimate commitment to the bit throughout a perfectly short run-time, I was completely swallowed up by the fun and momentum of it all. If you don't laugh out loud you're dead inside. Also helps that Gehara has a genuinely fucking cool design.

    Hair..... hair..... hair.....

  • HyperNormalisation

    HyperNormalisation

    ★★★★

    Hard not to be intoxicated by the heavily atmospheric editing, this is an incredible mood-piece even if it does bend and simplify history to meet Curtis' own ends. I'm kind of amazed by how little fat there is to this monster of a documentary, even the most extraneous feeling tangents come around and find a logical place to allegorically slot in. Loses points for painting Gaddafi as a victim.

  • Kin-dza-dza!

    Kin-dza-dza!

    ★★★★

    This is the Darmok episode of TNG but so much more twisted. A delightful yet understated USSR sci-fi comedy movie where you're on the same page as the heroes - trying to make sense of a complicated web of bizarre alien social norms and navigate the structured madness. Newfound appreciation for matches.

  • The Island

    The Island

    ★★★★

    People keep asking if I've sinned and I haven't really had an answer, but yeah, I'm thinking I've sinned. Soundtrack sounds exactly like Metroid Prime.

  • The Music Man

    The Music Man

    ★★★★

    Pogging out of my mind at these wall to wall bangers.

  • Going Places

    Going Places

    ★★★★

    WHAT IS THIS, AN INSANE ASYLUM FOR HORSES?