• The Wind Rises

    The Wind Rises

    ★★★★★

    I've never appreciated just how soothing this film is until this rewatch. The visuals, the music, the lack of dialogue for minutes at a time on several occasions. Even with some of its themes and storybeats, The Wind Rises is masterclass in just making me feel cosy.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    This is the most fun I've had with a film in a long time.

    That's it. That's the review.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

    It's basically a fair few cool scenes connected by some real drivel that can sometimes be a real slog. But damn do those cool scenes absolutely slap.

    Anyway I can't wait to see Everything, Everywhere All at Once on Friday.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

    Truly, Wes Anderson's magnum opus. Ralph Finnes' finest performance. Beautifully melancholic through and through.

  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★½

    Religion, am I right fellas?

  • Lupin III: The First

    Lupin III: The First

    ★★★½

    I mean, it's Lupin III, of course I'm going to love it.

  • Ruby Sparks

    Ruby Sparks

    ★★★★

    It's extremely rare that I find a rom-com that I like, but when I do there's something so incredibly sweet about it that leaves me feeling whole. Anybody who has seen Ruby Sparks and knows me knows that it's my kind of movie.

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    ★★★★

    Every film should have action scenes wherein everybody fights as of they're on the moon

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★★

    I turn 26 in a month and a half.

    It's not the same as turning 30, mind you, but the same anxieties and pressures are starting to crop up. There's a line early in The Worst Person in the World that perfectly sets up the themes of the film: there's a lot of pressure on younger people these days. And while I don't think that that idea alone elevates the pressures of the generations before us, it certainly feels like…

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★

    I never thought Del Toro would release something so passable and predictable, but here we are. Thing is, the first 90 minutes are strong, but the final hour drags and rushes to an end. A real shame, because the production design has Del Toro written all over it and creates an atmosphere that drives this film forwards. Shame the rest couldn't match it.

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★½

    Guy who's only seen La La Land: man, getting a whole lotta La La Land vibes from this.

    ((I liked it more than I thought I would, but man does it come a grinding halt when Maria and Tony are on screen together. Magical otherwise))

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★½

    Oddly similar to The Batman, in which we spend a slow three hours peeling back the layers of our central characters and discovering what it means to live after death, as well as reflect on our previous lives and keep on living.