Luke McCarthy

24 year old filmmaker and writer.
Don't read my old reviews!

Favorite films

  • Terrorizers
  • The Aviator's Wife
  • Body Double
  • Prince of Darkness

Recent activity

  • eXistenZ

  • Welfare

  • Benediction

  • A Drama of Jealousy (And Other Things)

Recent reviews

  • Benediction


    "When talking to the psychiatrist at the military hospital where he was sent, Sassoon describes the men that he served with as “all that was good and true” in the world. “Are you searching for truth?” asks the psychiatrist. “And if you find it, what then?” Sassoon answers simply: “Peace of mind. Contentment. No longer yearning for what’s been lost.” The tragedy of Benediction is that despite Sassoon’s constant yearning, despite his attempts to act as a moral citizen, this…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    Almost indistinguishable from parody. The whole thing (bar the impressive finale) is hacky, cloying and embarrassing in its American exceptionalism. Feel as though this is the kind of film that would be rightfully savaged by critics 20 years ago but now gets raves because it isn't Marvel and has at least a sliver of visual literacy.

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