Joe Watson

Experimental film creative
2022 Cafe/Cinema Owner
Two Dogs Picture House
Part time goat, and an odd bird

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Oldboy
  • Taxi Driver
  • Pierrot le Fou

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  • Old

    ★½

  • Four Roads

    ★★½

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    ★★★★½

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    ★★½

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  • Old

    Old

    ★½

    Why do people still consider Shamalan as a great director? I don't mind totally weird high-concept narratives; give this premise to another director and I bet they nail it. Sorry Shamalan, the execution of Old, as well as pretty much all your films, leaves a horrible taste in my mouth.

    Don't even want to write anymore, let's just forget the last hour and a half.

  • Four Roads

    Four Roads

    ★★½

    1 in 3 films by women - film 40

    A strangely disconcerting nostalgic snapshot of the 2020 lockdown. Very intimate during a time where we couldn't be physically intimate, and focuses on the community spirit we needed in order to cope with the year ahead. Good vibes and energy, but simultaneously doesn't give enough

    (4)

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  • Chunky Shrapnel

    Chunky Shrapnel

    ★★★★½

    Confirmation of why King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are the greatest, most liberating band at this moment in time. It’s honestly such a relief to have them dominating the music scene right now, and this film proves it. Beautifully shot in 16mm as well, I felt like I was there.. technically I WAS there at the London show (the drumstick thrown into the crowd smacked me in the hand).

    Honestly kudos to KGATLW for literally doing what they want all the time. Never restricted to rules set by shit, profitable record labels, and it’s this freedom which allows their music to be so god damn good.

  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★★½

    There's a very long list all the problems I had with this film. The loss of the original stylistic aesthetic, an identicle villain to a previous Pixar film, a 5 minute, gift-wrapped, tie the knots ending that proved to be very rushed.

    However, this is all judging off my predetermined, imaginary Pixar film quota. The truth is the Pixar I grew up with has evolved and its films should be judged solely on themselves individually. And with that in mind,…