• How High

    How High

    ★★★

    when he projectile vomits then says ‘me hungry’ i felt that

  • Death to 2020

    Death to 2020

    ★★★½

    Ok, first things first, stay for the end credits. Second to this, I am absolutely living for Samson Kayo doing the floss for some reason.

    Death to 2020 features real footage intertwined with elaborate, purposefully-stereotypical characters, and what they have to say about the year gone by.

    It's an alright concept, but I couldn't help but find many moments to be cringe-worthy. I expected more from Charlie Brooker, though I suspect Netflix had something to do with why I won't…

  • His House

    His House

    ★★★½

    ‘Your ghosts follow you. They never leave.’

    As his debut feature, Remi Weekes’ His House is packed to the brim with commentary and this is a film I’ll likely discuss, and recommend, for a long time. 

    Weekes documents the horror, and inescapable trauma, of the refugee experience - particularly at the hands of the British asylum system and systematic racism. The pressure to adapt to a new environment while simultaneously handling displacement, racism and trauma is portrayed through the nightmares and…

  • Splice

    Splice

    ½

    I doubt it was what Vincenzo Natali was going for but this is proof that men will literally f**k anything if given the opportunity. 

    Have r/eyebleach at the ready if you insist on watching this.

  • Saint Maud

    Saint Maud

    ★★★★

    Saint Maud presents itself as a story of the darkest depths of loneliness and what this can really do to a person such as our beloved Maud. Sent to be a carer for a dancer and choreographer who is slowly dying from lymphoma, Maud tries to save her, but ultimately this is not the fate her God has decided for her. 

    Rose Glass captures the trauma that Maud has faced wonderfully on screen - or at least, as wonderfully as you can…

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★★½

    'Love one another.'

    Another classic Spike Lee joint, the auteur employs his anguish and his confidence throughout the unfolding of Da 5 Bloods. With bold storytelling, in-depth character studies and constant travelling between the past and the present, Lee paints a picture of real tension as four friends journey back to Vietnam on a hunt for their friends remains - and the treasure that they left there so many years prior. However, Lee's film is much more than just a…

  • Fire at Sea

    Fire at Sea

    ★★★

    I have mixed feelings on this film. I appreciate the approach this documentary took by employing contrasting images and by a lack of narration - I even liked this approach - but something wasn’t right. This was, and still is, one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time being displayed on screen. While this approach was something I’d deem to be aesthetically pleasing, I felt that Fire at Sea was still painfully slow, created a sense of ‘otherness’ that…

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★★★

    Fincher. Is he a genius or a madman? He’s just a lad.

    - my friend on this film being his favourite film.

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    1 star purely for the soundtrack. 


    I love Edgar Wright. But fuck me, I hate Scott Pilgrim with a passion. I wish I could look past the toxic fanbase and the amount of men who have asked me to be their Ramona Flowers, but I can’t.