Scott has written 166 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • Censor

    Censor

    ★★★½

    Wasn’t the biggest fan of the ending, but a stylish and interesting horror film.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★½

    I’m an easy mark for Wes Anderson, but elements of French Dispatch left me a little cold. I like the format of the film, but it drags on a bit at times. There’s possibly a great 90 minute film here if you cut out the need to have every actor that Wes Anderson has ever met. 

    It looks stunning throughout.

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★★½

    Venom continues to be one of the better superhero franchise, although the threat of the MCU swallowing it up is still there. 

    Story is pretty daft, but the relationship between Venom and Eddie is good!

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★½

    A film that, by design, addresses and rejects iconography. 

    For many, I can completely see why this would be a disappointment, and it’s not without flaws - over long and lacking in the visual language of the trilogy, with fights that feel a little too slow and loose. 

    For me, I think it picks up and expands on many of the themes of the full trilogy, although the additional mythologising was probably unnecessary. 

    A solid sequel, although not one that will redefine cinema in the same way the original did, but in some ways, that almost feels intentional.

  • Frozen II

    Frozen II

    ★★★½

    Still prefer the songs in Frozen II, although I’ve only seen it maybe 50 times compared to the almost infinite number of Frozen rewatches.

  • Val

    Val

    ★★★½

    An interesting documentary, with an almost unbelievable amount of footage, but I felt the point was a bit muddled. 

    Kilmer seems to be a person very much in the present, and I don’t know if exploring their past is as interesting as the now, or the near future.

  • Mickey's Christmas Carol

    Mickey's Christmas Carol

    ★★★½

    There’s no reason that any version of A Christmas Carol should be longer than this.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    ★★★½

    Watched with Hannah, we both had a pretty good time. 

    Near the end, she took one of her socks off and she chased me around, trying to make me smell it.

  • Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim

    ★★★½

    Big and daft, maybe a little too long. 

    For this to be considered a classic, there should’ve been a big Scottish robot with either a kilt or ginger wig.

  • Curse of the Blair Witch

    Curse of the Blair Witch

    ★★★½

    I miss the era of fun extras like this for films.

  • You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail

    ★★★½

    It’s not explicitly mentioned, but this is set in The Matrix.

  • Jumanji: The Next Level

    Jumanji: The Next Level

    ★★★½

    Had a great time watching this, but it’s definitely a bit looser than the first film, and the story is a less compelling overall. Still fun though, and if there’s a not a third one with the Flight of the Concords guy as the villain, I’ll eat a hat.