Robert Richmond

Father when can I leave to be on my owwwn 💅

Favorite films

  • Sense8: Amor Vincit Omnia
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Raw

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  • Strictly Ballroom

    ★★★★

  • Summer Wars

    ★★★

  • LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation

    ★★★

  • The Iron Giant

    ★★★★★

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  • The Wicker Man

    The Wicker Man

    ★★★★★

    Can’t wait to go to Lord Summerisle’s Burning Man Festival!

    God I knew The Wicker Man would be good, I had no idea it’d be THIS good. I watched ‘The Final Cut’ and enjoyed it immensely. This thing really is something special, expertly combining folk horror with musical sequences, religious conflict and pure terror. I haven’t seen a film this perfectly paced in a long time, the initial scenes on the island are almost a mood piece, the songs and characters…

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

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

    They took your story, something that meant so much to people like me, and turned it into something trivial

    Yeah it’s a masterpiece, Lana Wachowksi outdoes herself once again. We’re all stuck in strange repeating loops, trying to break free from the rigid binaries of our reality while the system tries to keep everyone complacent. Meta in the best possible way, this is perhaps the most deeply personal film Lana Wachowksi has ever made, the entire film is pulled from…

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  • Strictly Ballroom

    Strictly Ballroom

    ★★★★

    If you’re watching an Australian movie and Bill Hunter pops up you know it’ll be a banger.

    Strictly Ballroom is Baz Luhrmann’s debut and him at his most restrained. The hyperactive editing hasn’t quite formed yet, with more of a reliance on slower, longer takes which really get to show off the beauty of the dancing. I wasn’t quite on board with the first act but my god when this film gets going it doesn’t stop. It takes this absurd story…

  • Summer Wars

    Summer Wars

    ★★★

    A bunch of Fursonas team up to stop a Minecraft griefer from destroying the internet.

    Essentially the same plot as ‘Make Love, Not Warcraft’ from South Park but I like that episode so that’s not a criticism. Really like the implications of regular people fighting back against a faceless entity with mouse ears which wants to take over the world. Not sure if that was the intention of the director but it certainly rings truer nowadays than in 2009. Ditto for…

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  • The Woman Who Wasn't There

    The Woman Who Wasn't There

    ★★★

    Can’t believe that this woman basically did the plot of Dear Evan Hansen in real life.

  • Diana: The Musical

    Diana: The Musical

    ★★★

    Is this good? Probably not.

    Is it widely entertaining? Oh god yes.

    One of the single most baffling musicals I’ve ever seen, Diana: The Musical is 2021’s Cats, a camp mess of wonderful proportions you rarely see. Some of my favourite ridiculous lyrics include: “Better than a Guinness, better than a wank/Snatch a few pics and it’s money in the bank!”, “It’s the ‘Thrilla in Manila’ but with Diana and Camilla”, “Snap click, snap click won’t you admit?/Your storybook marriage is going to…