• The Nightingale

    The Nightingale


    Well I've been asleep a while and finally a movie woke me up. There are times when you watch a film and in the first shots you know your watching a master at work. This one of the brutal, beautiful and intense pieces of cinema I've seen in the last decade. Unflinchingly raw, the violent chaos captured with such poise you just can't look away. Jennifer Kent has now (with her second feature 🤯) announced herself as a true master of the medium and one of the most unique voices in cinema today.

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford


    This an extraordinary and unique western. Poetic, subtle and somewhat otherworldly. There are many feats of genius in this film from Deakins photography to Dominiks direction but the stand out is unquestionably Brad Pitt. He performs with such a controlled intensity and gravitas I didn't know he possessed, something more reminiscent of Brando or Welles. A inspired reimagining of the western and the moment Pitt truly took his place among the greats.

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire


    Emotionally devastating and devastatingly beautiful. So much is exchanged through looks and then through touch. Merlant and Haenel are both equally extraordinary, there chemistry is palpable and with a sexual tension that scorchs the screen. This movie could easily be a silent film, the visual storytelling is that strong. It's feels like a film from another time, a time of grace but also excruciating restraint. A truly unique masterpiece

  • Mistress America

    Mistress America


    Wonderfully chaotic like a stage play in a rotating door. The dialogue is dizzying and performed with the balletic grace of a gen z Woody Allen film. An extremely underrated entry in the Noah & Greta canon.

  • Army of Shadows

    Army of Shadows


    This is the first Melville I've watched and just from this film alone I can tell he was a master. The prison transfer escape scene specifically is a true feat of cinematic genius. Army of Shadows is a moody and beautifully constructed espionage thriller, with overwhelming feeling of impending doom make the emotional scenes even more poignant. There is only so many times a man can run from death when it's arrival is inevitable.

  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain


    Pure cinematic joy!

  • Lady Vengeance

    Lady Vengeance


    This trilogy is a story of a director who has definite flaws but is also capable of undoubted genius. Lady Vengeance has a muddled and unfocused first hour that is pretty mediocre but it's last half an hour is simpler and more focused, full of flourishes and moments of intense emotion that show his true potential. A pretty good movie that frustratingly could have been a lot better

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


    McDormand >> Streep

  • In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place


    The simple pleasures of Bogart and a dynamite script. God I'd love to make a movie like this some day

  • Oldboy



    Perfectly conceived and perfectly executed and that is before delivering one of the most shocking and emotionally devastating endings in modern cinema. This film fucking rules 🔨🔨❤️❤️

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds


    IT'S A BINGO!!

  • Maniac



    One of the worst films I've ever seen. Vile, gratuitous and incompetently made. Fucking awful 🤮🤮