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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I remember one time I asked for his help on a problem I was having with Ripley. And he thought about it for a long time and then he came over to me and said, ‘What if you are the lens on… (and he named a sophisticated camera)… and you’re opening and shutting…’ And there was a long pause. Finally I said, ‘Ridley, I’ll have to think about it,’ And he looked crestfallen because he hadn’t helped me and he…

  • Chubby Funny

    Chubby Funny

    I've been working on this film for a while, first on the shoot and now as it's getting released. It's a low budget independent British tragi-comedy about all that #millennial stuff - messy relationships, shitty jobs, going nowhere in life... Sounds familiar? I've seen it three times.

    Check out the trailer here and follow the film on Twitter or like on Facebook. It would help me out if you do! There's also a bit about it in the latest issue of Total Film.

    For those in London, it's showing at East End Film Festival on Friday the 16th June.

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  • Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    ★★½

    I know several people whose opinions I respect that have loved this film and even rate it among their favourites, but having read the book and now having seen the movie I’m still at the same conclusion, that Chris McCandless was at times an insufferable prick who believed he was some divine combination of Thoreau and Jack London. He didn’t deserve to die for this stupidity (many his age think they're indestructible) but he doesn’t deserve to be mythologised either.…

  • Withnail & I

    Withnail & I

    ★★★★½

    I like my substance abuse surrounded by dry British humour (though I'm not really a fan of Trainspotting). Withnail & I is full of narcissism, paranoia and gleeful disobedience but also a sense of despair - an understanding this lifestyle is unsustainable and self-destructive - adding the pathos that makes a comedy last. You can tell it was based on real experiences (of the writer-director, Bruce Robinson, who hasn't done that many films, but I really need to check out How…