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Favorite films

  • Little Women
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Gravity

Recent activity

  • Dream Scenario

  • Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

  • Earth Mama

  • The Pacific

Pinned reviews

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis


    If it was never new, and it was never old, then it’s a folk song.

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but with this- my third- viewing I’m ready to declare it. There Will Be Blood may have finally been dethroned. This is my favourite film.

    But, it comes with a caveat. I don’t think I would have the resonance, or this constant thought of the film, had it been watched on release. I had no reason not to watch it…

  • Aftersun



    When You Were 11, What Did You Think You Would Be Doing Now?

    I find myself typing this I approach the ending of the film. Trying to hold back just how much I get emotionally from it. But alas, here we are at 1:30 in the morning after a great day with friends and family, celebrating another spin around the sun.

    Core memories being made, and storing them for later.

    My favourite film of the year.

Recent reviews

  • Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

    Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

    Honestly, can’t wait for when this comes out on VOD and someone edits the doco parts out.
    Not saying the doco parts aren’t welcome, but at the full IMAX crowd I saw it with tonight, nothing undercuts the thrilling beats and undeniable party songs like cutaways in between every 2-3 songs.
    Really felt the whiplash. 

    Production designs unreal, and costumes were next level (although the constant changing and editing during the one song was distracting).

    No doubt a triumph for Beyoncé fans, but it’s no gold standard in concert film (as it’s more a doco gang).

  • The Pacific

    The Pacific

    Good, verging on great, but there’s something just holding it back from the perfection of Band of Brothers. Something that just doesn’t seem to connect as well.

    The character work is still top tier, and the war stuff is grounded and engaging, but the feeling of isolation is somewhat missed here. It’s a different beast of a show and I wasn’t expecting that.

    Might sit even stronger on a rewatch.

Popular reviews

  • The Simpsons: The Good, the Bart, and the Loki

    The Simpsons: The Good, the Bart, and the Loki

    Remember when The Simpsons lampooned pop culture and satirised American family values? Mocking the world it inhabited rather than being a slave to pop culture and becoming the poster child of American life?

    Look, I can’t even say it sucked without looking like the Comic Book Guy.

    When’s the next one Disney- I never learn.

  • The Simpsons in Plusaversary

    The Simpsons in Plusaversary

    This special has Homer and Goofy sitting at a bad party at Moe’s talking how sad they are before Lisa comes in singing about how great Disney+ is.

    The Simpsons are blinking twice, they are being held hostage.