• Nope

    Nope

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    Not gonna rate just yet.

    It’s a mixed bag (like all films), but it is definitely more good than bad. 

    When the score was kicking on, it was so exciting I wanted to punch a wall.

    The performances are good and the cinematography is exquisite as you’d expect from Hoyte van Hoytema.

    There were some thrilling and intense sequences, but only really one I’d call “horror”. The “thing” in this movie looks really…

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★★

    Favourite Film of Each Genre vid HERE

    Inglorious Basterds is creeping up my list of favourite films, and of my favourite Tarantino films. Watch my video (above) to hear me talk more about how it’s one of the few war films that - because of its premise - can inject a sense of ‘fun’ in a way that works.

    Plus, I give my favourite film of 19 other genres and talk a bit about each one.

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    Nope review coming tomorrow!

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★½

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    I’m not as crazy about Us as I am about Get Out. It’s still a solid film, don’t get me wrong, and it’s plenty ambitious, but I don’t think all the pieces come together as cohesively as they could. 

    With Get Out, I felt the script was the strongest element. Here, I feel it’s the performances. Lupita Nyong’o especially is just riveting, and displays a wide range of extreme emotions.

    Michael Abels’ score…

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★½

    My Favourite Film of Each Genre

    Rewatched in anticipation of Nope.

    This is how you balance tension and comedy. Lil Rel Howery in particular is hysterical, but the humour is always placed in a part of the script that either doesn’t undercut tension, or disarms you by luring you into a false sense of security before laying on the horror. 

    Great script, great performances, great directing - particularly all the little details of foreshadowing, symbolism, etc. I feel like I…

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    In case you missed it, My Favourite Film of Each Genre video is out >>> HERE

    Back later in the week to review Nope!

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★★

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  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    ★★★

    2022 Ranked

    Despite its generic plot and obnoxious-as-fuck camerawork / editing, the relentless action and charismatic performances from Gosling and Evans make it watchable and entertaining.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

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    Forgot to review this when it came out!

    It’s been out a little while now so I’m not going to be adding anything new to the conversation, but this was the biggest (positive) surprise I’ve had with a film in years.…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★½

    YouTube review

    This was maybe my 6th viewing, and I’m almost certain it’s my favourite film of the 2020’s so far, as well as being one of my absolute favourites in the MCU.

    I love where it leaves off. I’m excited for lower-stakes, solo Spidey adventures!

    Full thoughts in the video above. 

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  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★½

    2022 Ranked

    Taika is one of my favourite directors, and Ragnarok one of my favourite MCU films, so please know where I’m coming from when I say this was a horrible mess. Actually gives The Dark World a run for its money as the worst Thor film.

    Probably didn’t help that I was in a cinema full of kids that wouldn’t shut the fuck up (it’s not their fault, they’re kids, but I wish their parents would have told them to quieten down). That’s the last time I go to a 5pm screening!

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    The Empire Strikes Back

    ★★★★★

    Currently prepping for my ‘Favourite Film of Each Genre’ vid and getting a headache trying to decide if Empire Strikes Back is fantasy or sci-fi… So I’m gonna let you decide. Cast your vote!

  • Lightyear

    Lightyear

    ★★★

    Considering the first 3 Toy Story films are among my favourites of all time, I was expecting a fair bit more from this. 

    The animation is beautiful and evokes a bunch of different sci-fi films, from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Interstellar, to The Martian to Blade Runner.

    I was fine with Chris Evans doing the voice of Buzz, and it was admittedly a fun-filled adventure with kooky side characters (Sox being the best one). 

    My main issue with the film…