Ben Mercer

I don’t do/recognise the half ⭐️. Rate something out of 10 or commit to the round number.

Favorite films

  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Almost Famous

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  • Fire of Love

    ★★★★

  • Eighth Grade

    ★★★★

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

  • Empire of Light

    ★★

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  • Moonfall

    Moonfall

    ★★

    Unsurprisingly stupid but looked surprisingly cheap.

  • Almost Famous

    Almost Famous

    ★★★★

    Untitled Cut

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  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    ★★

    The Day the Earth Stood Teal.

  • Dig!

    Dig!

    ★★★★

    The gold standard of music documentaries, why isn’t there a Blu-Ray release of this!? My only minor criticism, no doc will ever be completely free of bias but having one of the subject matters (Courtney Taylor, lead singer of ‘The Dandy Warhols’) narrate proceedings feels like a misstep.

    Especially when it calls on him to retell events about The Brian Jonestown Massacre getting into their infamous ‘scrapes’ (onstage bust ups, drug addiction, being arrested etc). Each retelling is tinged with…