Favorite films

  • Before Sunset
  • GoodFellas
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • The Shining

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  • Eyes Without a Face

    ★★★★

  • Devs

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★

  • The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★½

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  • Eyes Without a Face

    Eyes Without a Face

    ★★★★

    Creepy and eerily beautiful. Some moments are truly disturbing, others quite unexpected. A relatively simple photo montage mid way through is particularly memorable. A spiritual predecessor to Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In, Eyes Without A Face nails its unnerving atmosphere and creates some striking imagery in the process. I think it could have been a bit longer but the brief length is also a great excuse to check out this slice of classic subdued horror and mystery.

    Watched on DVD

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★

    With some fantastic moments of action, comedy and bracingly fresh originality Everything Everywhere All At Once is a great time at the movies. Some of the tendencies towards random humour were a little off-putting personally but that’s a minor quibble considering how visually stunning and exciting the majority of the film is. The three leads are absolutely captivating and so entertaining.

    Watched at Lighthouse Cinema Dublin

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  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★

    Unique, strange, distant, cold, High Life is a hard film to pin down. It's beautifully made and Robert Pattinson gives a fantastically subdued physical performance but its divisiveness will certainly keep people at arm's length.

    I'm still mulling it over, on the whole I really enjoyed it but wish the characters were fleshed out a bit more. Will certainly be rewatching it.

    Watched at the IFI, Dublin.

  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★

    I wanted to like this and as is to be expected from Mike Flanagan it's not terribly made. However, Doctor Sleep's entire conceit to appeal to the audience is to jarringly force us to buy its connection to The Shining. In its attempt to do this while simultaneously telling the bonkers story of its source material, it feels tonally at odds with itself.

    Rebecca Ferguson's top hat donning gypsy, Rose befit with an inconsistent Irish brogue is so out of…