Favorite films

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • F for Fake

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  • Chappie

    ★★★½

  • Best Coast: Our Deal

    ★★★½

  • The Female Closet

    ★★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

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  • Chappie

    Chappie

    ★★★½

    This week's episode of Pop Screen persuaded me that 2015 is perhaps the most recent year that, culturally, feels like a very long time ago. It was a time when serious people believed Die Antwoord's star was in the ascent, and any queries about, say, their use of blackface in the video for 'Fatty Boom Boom' were shouted down by people who apparently believe South Africa is a magical land without racism. Their appearance basically tanks this scrappy, likeable, overlong…

  • Best Coast: Our Deal

    Best Coast: Our Deal

    ★★★½

    52 films by women 2022: 35/52.

    Shortly after directing Whip It, the only sports movie ever made, Drew Barrymore signed up to direct a music video for 'Our Deal', the loveliest song on Best Coast's debut album Crazy for You. It grew into a short film, a pocket remake of West Side Story with a cast including Chloë Grace Moretz, Shailene Woodley, Donald Glover and Miranda Cosgrove. Moretz, whose lip-curling sneer always reminds me of a '50s rock star, could…

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  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    ★★★★½

    Too often, when we wonder who the Greatest Living Englishman is, we forget that Nick Park asked Dreamworks for thirty million dollars to make an internationally-released feature-length film about marrow-growing contests in Lancashire and they said yes.

  • Pride

    Pride

    ★★★★½

    I was going to add a caveat to this review, to say that perhaps it wasn't a 4.5 film, but if you're queer, or if you're from one of those towns - you know, the ones with shops that you've never seen without the shutters down, the ones whose people are said to be "workshy" by people on TV despite the fact that some of the older residents still have scars on their head that they got from literally, physically…