Will Beniston

Will Beniston Pro

I have to return some videotapes

Favorite films

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Princess Mononoke
  • For a Few Dollars More
  • Dazed and Confused

Recent activity

  • Black Dynamite


  • The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes


  • Hell or High Water


  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind


Pinned reviews

  • The Seventh Seal

    The Seventh Seal


    Of the three classics I’m yet to watch this is my current favourite; I can see it holding that spot for some time

    It’s impossibly philosophical and layered with much self-reflection, but through ingenious writing manages to provide an unexpected joyousness through its captivating and at times comical storytelling. It’s Shakespearean-like parlance provides a uniqueness to its script, it’s poetic and I think a core element in why it’s more emotive notes strike with such vigour.

    At its philosophical centre…

  • Predator



    It only takes Predator a few minutes to showcase the cinematic influence this action blockbuster has even in recent film, 35 years on. Kong Skull Island and Tropic Thunder as examples near enough plagiarise it’s helicopter singalong as the crew delve into the Jungle. That sequence and the muscled greetings before it provide the perfect microcosm for what this movie is about to entail.

    This is one of the first displays of a true team I’ve seen in film, instead of…

Recent reviews

  • Black Dynamite

    Black Dynamite



    I absolutely loved this, most fun I’ve had watching a movie maybe ever

  • Badlands



    Becoming a real fan of Mr Terrence Malick

Popular reviews

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone


    This one’s an oddball; the acting, the cinematography, the score and source material all show heartfelt handiwork and would deserve praise if looked at as standalone components, but this is a movie and it craves synchronisation.

    The introduction sets a tone for what this movie should have been, and what I think audiences expect it to be, the initial score and background track of it’s title sequence are genuinely eerie and lay the groundwork for the fright id expect from…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick


    This is one of the few examples of a perfect sequel to an aged classic, that of which only blade runner 2049 and, I’m told, mad max fury road have accomplished. It’s the gold standard for what a new-age action movie should aim for.

    This for me is one of the best movies of the year, theres little competition at this level as we reach the midpoint. The writing is so genuine to the characters of 1986 and the unseen…