Scott has written 37 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • They'll Love Me When I'm Dead

    They'll Love Me When I'm Dead

    ★★★★½

    The two letters to Bogdanovich is next level - love a good cinema doc, and this is very good indeed

  • Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown

    ★★★★½

    Didn’t really “get” this when I was younger, but seeing it now, it’s a knock-out. It’s like a Shane Black movie but slowed down, and the characters feel more like real people. 

    Great performances and music.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★½

    Denethor eating his dinner is a vibe

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★★½

    Knocked half a star off because there’s not a scene at the dentists where Candyman says “Sweets are bad for your teeth” and then hooks someone in the mouth.

  • Con Air

    Con Air

    ★★★★½

    Pure trash

  • Prisoners

    Prisoners

    ★★★★½

    I don’t get why they adapted the TV show but left out the island and the big white ball??

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    ★★★★½

    Great cast, solid jokes, and genuinely some of the most fun fight choreography in a comic book film. 

    For a film that has music at its core, some of the Sex Bob-Omb songs are a bit shite. I don’t know if that’s the point, but they are.

  • The Princess Bride

    The Princess Bride

    ★★★★½

    A stone-cold classic with some (imo) dogshit music.

  • The Matrix Revolutions

    The Matrix Revolutions

    ★★★★½

    Imagine seeing both of these films in the pictures (as I did) in 2003. At the time, I didn't know I was watching the peak of the blockbuster, taking the form to the weirdest, most extreme edges. Most of the set pieces are smaller than Reloaded, and it feels pacier at times. There's still a lot of bloat, but I do love it.

  • Versus

    Versus

    ★★★★½

    A great low budget film that ticks all the late 1990s/early 2000 boxes - zombies, leather jackets, Matrix jokes, shite metal and, of course, The Forest of Resurrection. Every film until 2003 referenced The Forest of Resurrection.

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★★½

    One of the best opening sections to an action film, topped with that great reaction to the motherfucking snake in the plane.

    Only real issue with the film is the length. It's not like you could remove whole sections, but some parts just drag a little.

  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★½

    There's an elation in the more crowd-pleasing moments that I appreciated, but the film is at its best when it explores the bigotry behind closed doors.

    Beautifully constructed, the cast is uniformly brilliant.

    Definitely a worthy film.