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  • The Sparks Brothers
  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
  • Annette
  • Another Round
  • Dear Comrades!

2021 - ranked

29 films

Ranked roughly. Defining 2021 quite loosely: anything I’ve seen which had a UK cinema initial release [or, because this is…

  • Strange Days
  • Lost in Translation
  • A Cock and Bull Story
  • The Sparks Brothers
  • True Stories

Films watched in 2021 - ranked

171 films

All the films I’ve watched, or re-watched, during 2021. Ranked roughly and subjectively. Excluding short-short films.

  • Open Hearts
  • Room
  • Clue
  • Walking the Streets of Moscow
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

Favourite new-to-me films: 2021

30 films

Films which a) are new to me, b) I rated four starts or higher and  c) were released before 2021…

  • Ashes
  • The Protagonists
  • Blockade
  • Leto
  • I Am Twenty

MUBI watchlist

22 films

  • Shallow Grave
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Se7en
  • Onibaba
  • Possession

100 favourites - by colour

100 films

- Felt under pressure to do a favourites list - The same as my other ‘100 favourites’, except this one…

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • M
  • Vampyr
  • Make Way for Tomorrow
  • A Star Is Born

100 favourites

100 films

- Felt under pressure to do a favourites list - So here’s 100 films I definitely like - Presented in…

  • Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
  • Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A. Live in London
  • Glastonbury 2019
  • The Sparks Brothers
  • What the Hell Is It This Time? Sparks: Live in London

My filmography

5 films

The complete list of films I appear in -- if you look very closely.

  • Archipelago
  • Vampyr
  • Tomboy
  • The Third Man
  • The Tempest

BFI watch list

61 films

  • Parasite
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Dear Comrades!
  • Another Round
  • Minari

2020 - ranked

47 films

Ranked roughly. Defining 2020 quite loosely: anything I saw for the first time this year and which had a UK…

  • April
  • The Story of Asya Klyachina, Who Loved, But Did Not Marry
  • Autumn Marathon
  • The Battle of Kerzhenets
  • Battleship Potemkin

Films that can be watched on Klassiki

87 films

Films that are in the Klassiki library, have been 'pick of the week' or have been featured as part of…

  • The Sound of Music
  • Strange Days
  • Tokyo Story
  • Lost in Translation
  • Local Hero

Feature-length films watched in 2020 - ranked

222 films

All the films I’ve watched, or re-watched, during 2020 - ranked roughly in order of how much I like them…

  • National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra
  • National Theatre Live: Present Laughter
  • David Byrne's American Utopia
  • National Theatre Live: Amadeus
  • National Theatre Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

Stage plays/musicals on film - ranked

23 films

Recorded plays/musicals I’ve seen the film of, or seen live (though it strictly has to be the same production as…