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I rate films according to how much I like them, not how good they are. I usually like films that are good, but not always.

Favorite films

  • Whiplash
  • An Education
  • La La Land
  • A Sunday in Hell

Recent activity

  • Spirited

  • Palm Trees and Power Lines


  • Petite Maman


  • A Matter of Life and Death


Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • The Falling

    The Falling

    You can't always trust Mark Kermode. This was a tedious, unengaging load of nonsense, with girls falling over so melodramatically that it became hysterical. one to avoid.

  • Whiplash



    My imediate reaction as the credits rolled was that I had just seen the best film of my life. I decided to sleep on it before making that claim...

    ...I've slept on it for a few days now, and I still think the claim was justified.

    A few disclaimers. I am a former music student with a love for jazz. I recognised the environment and the plausibility of the extreme behaviour of the teacher. I haven't experienced exactly anything like…