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  • Batman Forever

    Batman Forever

    ★★★

    pretty horny for a kids movie

  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely gorgeously shot, a totally inspired soundtrack (Neubauten, Lisa Gerrard, Eno) Pacino and De Niro absolutely on their game and paced SO confidently. Everything is given space to breathe and nothing is rushed, yet every single scene feels totally essential. It feels like only Pacino and De Niro could have pulled off that coffee shop scene, and I loved the way it anchored the movie and came about so unexpectedly. The inexorable draw of one man to the other after…

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★½

    Tried to catch a late screening of this in the hopes of arriving lightly toasted and sneaking in a few beers, instead ended up at a rooftop screening at the state cinema, aka maybe the bougiest place you could be in an overgrown country town like Hobart. My feelings about this film were v. much influenced by the hilarious reactions of the rest of the audience afterwards, eg, overheard one lady apologising to the people she bought with her for…

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★★★★

    I feel certain that in much the same way we found out 50 years after the fact that Jackson Pollock's action painting was CIA-funded anti-communist propaganda, we will one day in the future learn that The Predator (2018) was the first publicly released feature length film written entirely by a bot. The shadowy actors behind this undertaking (presumably the army, the CIA, probably Elon Musk) must have fed an algorithm every alien-action film ever made over the last 40 years…