• Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    This film really is everything. Everything cinema can do. And then it gives you more.

  • To Live and Die in L.A.

    To Live and Die in L.A.

    ★★★★½

    Another sensational first-viewing and I’m absolutely Wang Chung-ing tonight with excitement. The LA cinematography and that car chase are equally amazing. Feels like an early Michael Mann movie at times but it’s still 100% Friedkin madness 🙌

  • Shark Bait

    Shark Bait

    ★★

    A bunch of douchebags deservedly get chomped by a CGI shark. Go Shark!

  • Young Guns II

    Young Guns II

    ★★★

    Super cheesey yet fun follow-up to the original, Young Guns II was the epitome of the time. Bon Jovi soundtrack, the extended Brat pack casting, and Emilio Estevez in perhaps his most animated and charismatic role. In fact, only a week or so ago, Estevez on his Instagram (@akawilliamhbonney) posted a video using a gun from the film and quoting the film. Clearly it’s one of his favourite roles.

    Ultimately, the film lacks any real substance to be taken for anything more than a product of its time but it’s certainly not a bore. Shout out to Alan Silvestri’s wonderful score too.

  • Moonstruck

    Moonstruck

    ★★★★

    Charming 80’s romcom with a shit load of delicious food, that is another first viewing gem. Also why did I start dieting because that bread looked amaze 🤤

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★½

    Holy shit is this great. I can’t believe it’s my first viewing! I absolutely love films that take place over the course of one night and this is possibly one of the best. 

    The entire cast is perfect, the atmosphere is fantastic, and because I had no idea what this film was about, I was glued the entire time. The film is screaming for a 4K Criterion release since it’s a seldom seen Scorsese movie that is so different to what he is known for yet utterly, strangely amazing.

  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ★★★

    Certainly not top-tier Michael Mann. Hemsworth feels miscast, most of the characters aren’t developed, and it’s far too long and dull at times.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Any film that clearly vibes on 90's classics like Se7en and The Crow gets major points from me. Those two films were seminal when it came to mood and atmosphere. Matt Reeves clearly went all-in with his aesthetic and noir detective mode and I'm 100% here for it.

    Everyone keeps raving about Giacchino's score and I really dug it but it never reaches the goosebump-inducing heights of Hans Zimmer's work with Christopher Nolan. Yeah, I know. Different filmmakers use music…

  • X

    X

    ★★★★

    70’s Texas horror movie, with a great cast, A24’s badge of unique — I’m here for it. And X delivers. Mountains of references to the genre and the time period, a slow burn, lots of gore, oh and Mia Goth. Looking forward for the prequel now, which might even land for Schlocktober season this year 🙌

  • Boyz n the Hood

    Boyz n the Hood

    ★★★★

    Singleton was 23(!) when he made this. Simple, poignant, important, and Fishburne as Furious Styles is the king.

  • The Outsiders

    The Outsiders

    ★★★½

    Theatrical cut all the way

  • Moonfall

    Moonfall

    ★★

    Hahaha the story logic steal from The Terminator, almost word for word was hilarious. Oh, and it's incredibly boring from beginning to end.