Favorite films

  • Night and the City
  • Our Little Sister
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer

Recent activity

  • Spider-Man 3


  • Everything Everywhere All at Once


  • Drowning by Numbers


  • Man Hunt


Recent reviews

  • Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3


    Nine year-old kids are supposed to be easily pleased by movies right? I certainly was. Well, not our nine year-old. They saw right through this mess and was exasperated by the lack of narrative focus, the stupid decisions made by previously smart characters and any number of other nonsensical things. Much sass was delivered to the screen throughout. 

    Me, I think I saw it at the cinema and found it very disappointing.
    Today I think I can see the parts…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once


    I’m not sure exactly where the film lost me but I was absolutely loving it for maybe the first half. I’m a big fan of Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis - and Ke Huy Quan is a revaluation. Where has he been all these years?! 
    But at some point about halfway through, to my surprise I found myself a bit bored. Then a bit more bored. Then willing it to end. Not hating it, more of a “ok, I…

Popular reviews

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out


    Generally, I don’t like whodunnits but with the glowing reviews and stellar cast, how could I resist?
    And with a very early visual nod towards 1972’s Sleuth (which, by coincidence, I rewatched just recently after about 30 years) I felt in safe hands. 

    My problem with whodunnits in general is that the reveal is often an anti-climax and all the interesting stuff is told in flashbacks at the end. Here there are plenty of flashbacks but they’re cleverly interwoven into…

  • From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love


    I used to think that Dr. No was my least favourite Connery Bond and From Russia With Love my favourite, but watching them a week apart and on the big screen, I realise that Dr. No is far better paced even though it feels like less happens. 
    From Russia With Love is an excellent and thrilling train sequence surrounded by an otherwise fairly average and sometimes slightly boring film. The first hour in Istanbul has fun moments but little drive.…