Ben Challoner

East Asian cinema obsessive and host of The Third Window Films Podcast 🤓

Favorite films

  • The Untold Story
  • The Longest Summer
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • The Sadness

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  • Zebraman

    ★★★½

  • Emergency

    ★★★★

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★

  • Multiple Personality Detective Psycho - Kazuhiko Amamiya Returns

    ★★★

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  • Zebraman

    Zebraman

    ★★★½

    So much better than it should be! There’s a a lot of different things going on here but it all kind of works perfectly. Vigilante action comedy, alien invasion of the body snatchers thriller, detective mystery, family drama, it’s packed to the rafters & always an absolute blast!

    The visual effects are completely bonkers and range from disgusting to hilarious. One minute you’re watching SUPER then MARS ATTACKS then THE TOXIC AVENGER. Shô Aikawa’s performance even gives it a really fun…

  • Emergency

    Emergency

    ★★★★

    Blindspotting  🤝  Superbad

    I loved this! Really funny but with a real message. Some of the decisions that are made are ridiculously stupid but the central premise is solid as hell and definitely makes you think. It can turn from light and bouncy to incredibly stressful in a heartbeat, and that’s a hard line for a film to tread successfully. 

    RJ Cyler was the best thing ME & EARL & THE DYING GIRL and he remains the best thing in this! Effortlessly…

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    I hope you’re all sitting down for this very controversial opinion I’m about to drop.
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    This film is fucking amazing! Positive nihilism at its absolute finest! I can’t fault it. I need to see it again asap!

    I woke up still thinking about them all. The Daniels, the cast, the googly eyes. In terms of creativity of concept and then creativity of execution it is kind of a miracle. A 139 minute box of magic tricks filled with sweet, sugary existential kisses. It was so much to take in 🥹

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★½

    I thought THE VVITCH was such an ominous slap of ingenuity for the folk horror genre, and then THE LIGHTHOUSE delivered everything I had hoped it would from the absurd hype. Now we get this beast! 

    The moment the credits started rolling some guy sat behind me loudly said “Thank fuck that’s over! Worst film of the year”.

    Well I respectfully disagree!

    I thought it was one of the most captivatingly shot and viscerally executed revenge sagas I’ve seen in…