Jay

Primarily interested in horror, queerness, British social realism, and European New Wave, though I'll watch almost anything.

Favorite films

  • Pierrot le Fou
  • Alien
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • BPM (Beats per Minute)

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  • Choose or Die

    ★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★

  • Vortex

    ★★★★

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  • Choose or Die

    Choose or Die

    ★★

    🎬 Toby Meakins
    📝 Simon Allen
    ⏱️ 84m

    Given the near-infinite possibilities and opportunities afforded by its basic premise, Choose or Die is yet another example of a high-concept Netflix original that feels woefully outdated. Tedious and bereft of creativity, this episodic and plodding film wastes the chance to have fun, instead relying on cheap 'scares' which, while undeniably grubby, are far removed from anything resembling horror. Worse yet, director Toby Meakins attempts to inject logic, rationale and realism into…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★

    🎬 Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
    📝 Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
    ⏱️ 139m

    It's fun! Michelle Yeoh makes for a delightful protagonist, and the Daniels exude a real sense of mischief as their film hurtles through infinite universes, but it becomes a little bogged down in repetitive - albeit excellently choreographed - action sequences at times, and the core emotional thrust of the narrative is a little shallow. Nonetheless, it's an infectiously enjoyable film in which everyone gets their moment to…

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