• Pretty in Pink

    Pretty in Pink


    Last night, for my birthday, I hired the Hollywood Cinema and made all my friends watch this teenage fave. We had a stunt BMX rider during “Duckie’s sulk-cycle” and a balloon drop at the opening of the Prom scene. People yelled “not the face!!” when Steff and Duckie fought in the hall, and somebody shouted “gaslighting!” when Blaine said “I just didn’t believe in me”.

    There wasn’t quite as much respect for Harry Dean Stanton as I would have hoped,…

  • La Strada

    La Strada

    Hear me out: what if it’s an allegory for climate change? mother! from an earlier brother? Gelsomina as land, another quarter acre carved off to the nearest developer, sanctuary refused, and then we play our tiny violins while wondering what we could have done to stop it.

  • Best Sellers

    Best Sellers

    Look. I would absolutely go to a book tour of dive pubs, where the author just rants “bullshite” in a Michael Caine accent and there’s t-shirt merch for sale and Aubrey Plaza is selling it.

  • In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place

    Thought a classic movie about a hotshot Hollywood screenwriter might be a nice way to show solidarity on a Saturday night… then the hotshot turned out to be a hot mess. Bogey does good bastard. Always listen to your masseuse.

  • The Way

    The Way

    Divine grown-up excursion, with added bonus of Martin Sheen drunkenly ranting at equally drunk James Nesbitt, and a swoony Nick Drake needle drop.

  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    Hits a lot harder once you’ve talked to the directors of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish about how much they drew from this.

  • Ikiru



    This film has the best workplace insult nicknames. Unfortunately for me, this is my workplace, so they’ve all heard them too. I guess now to figure out: am I Human Carp Windsock, or am I Jelly Noodles? One thing’s for sure: everyone can build a goddamn playground on my watch.

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption

    Film merch always comes in handy.

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    Harrison Ford jump scare.

  • Tetris


    Felt appropriate to watch this the same day as The Super Mario Bros. I effing love Tetris the game. This larger than life, cartoonish tale got more and more entertaining across the two hours. My favourite scene and the heart of the movie is when Alexey and Henk play the original game. Everything leads to that, and really takes off from there. Love my coding nerdz! 

    Currently fascinated by how contract thrillers (The Offer, Air, Hustle) are becoming the new contract killer. Building high stakes around pieces of paper.

  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    They told us the wrong theatre number, so my seven year old accidentally watched the full and very violent Keanu/Scott Adkins in a Fat Suit John Wick 4 fight, before we eventually found Bowser halfway through stealing some star 😳 ⭐ . I love Cinema! 

    PS Maybe all the Brooklyn stuff should’ve been live-action (except for Mario and Luigi). Marisa Tomei as mamma, or something like that. I dunno, this just felt somewhat lifeless in a way that the game…

  • Pretty in Pink

    Pretty in Pink

    Harry Dean Stanton is an icon for the way his Jack Walsh tells daughter Andie to “take the heat”. Incredible dating advice from a dad.