Oliver Welch

writer of pithy reviews. creator of mediocre content. consumer of all things film.

Favorite films

  • Inception
  • Whiplash
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The House That Jack Built

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  • Moneyball

    ★★★

  • The Batman

    ★★★

  • Westworld to Yuma

    ★★★

  • Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★

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  • Moneyball

    Moneyball

    ★★★

    Carried by Brad Pitt’s charisma and charm, Moneyball is an occasionally engaging, well-acted, and well-made drama about a topic that couldn’t be any less interesting to me.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★

    Borrowing heavily from Batman Returns, The Dark Knight, and even Se7en while following two sides of the same coin, a young and angsty Batman struggling to find his way in a city saturated in crime and gloom and a masked villain hell-bent on getting back at the corruption of Gotham, this voguish but slight iteration of the Caped Crusader fails to justify its own existence due to its fumbling script, humdrum plot, overlong runtime, and a seemingly stronger desire to start a commercially successful franchise than tell an interesting standalone story.

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  • Mr. Bean's Holiday

    Mr. Bean's Holiday

    ★★

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  • Prisoners

    Prisoners

    ★★★★★

    With a bleak atmosphere, an emotional story, and a remarkably detailed script, Prisoners is at times harrowing, but it reaches the level of perfection with the help of a rigorous direction that employs a simmering tension, a glorious cinematography, a haunting score that can be foreboding or despairing, and amazing performances from its cast.