• Scream

    Scream

    ★★★

    Entertaining as ever but not really anything special. There’s only so many times you can acknowledge the tropes of your franchise before doing them anyway loses its shine. If it had really doubled down on the toxic fandom stuff it could have been great but that only really came in at the end. The ‘requel’ commentary wasn’t nearly as fun.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★

    In the words of my girlfriend, ‘It combined two of my least favourite things. Hands and feet, and things in brine’.

    In the words of me, absolutely batshit.

  • Ghost Rider

    Ghost Rider

    ★★½

    I give it like two months before some botherer on twitter declares this a a masterpiece and we get two weeks of insufferable discourse. Aside from a few great mid-00s goofy moments this was weirdly boring.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

    Script issues aside, this fucking rips. First time in ages that an MCU film has properly grabbed me. Genuinely loved it.

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  • CODA

    CODA

    ★★★

    A lovely story about a deaf family with a hearing daughter for some reason stuffed inside a cloyingly corny coming of age film. When the film focuses on those family dynamics it really shines, but the best of those scenes are pretty much confined to the second half of the film, and by that time a lot of the damage is done. The first 40 minutes especially are really quite bad. It just goes through all the classic coming of…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    Dark without being grim. Campy without being silly. A near perfect combination of the fun of a good superhero movie and the seriousness we’ve come to expect from a Batman story. It really gives you the best of both worlds. It’s 2 hours of an epic gothic crime thriller followed by one of the most exhilarating superhero movie climaxes in years. Didn’t 100% buy into some of the emotional moments (mainly the family stuff), but I loved it nonetheless.

  • Turning Red

    Turning Red

    ★★★½

    Little bit overly cutsie for me at times, but the backlash to this is absolutely bonkers. Not everything has to be discourse! This is a nice movie!

  • The Adam Project

    The Adam Project

    ★★½

    Have you ever been watching a Guardians of the Galaxy film and thought ‘damn, I wish this was worse’?

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

    It’s rare that you get a film that feels genuinely profound while at the same time just being an absolute hoot. Absolutely no subtlety whatsoever. Benedict Cumberbatch fingers a flower like it’s a vagina and then sets it on fire. It fucking rocks. I have stared into the soul of masculinity and I have hooted and I have hollered. Unreal.

  • Death on the Nile

    Death on the Nile

    ★★★

    The first half of this is really really shit. The pacing is absolutely tedious, Gal Gadot is atrocious, and it just takes far too long for the titular death to happen. It really takes its time to introduce all the characters and lay out all the dynamics, but I’m really not sure they needed a full hour to achieve that. They also give the moustache an origin story which is just….a choice. The second half however is an absolute hoot. Branagh…

  • Uncharted

    Uncharted

    ★★½

    I’m a massive fan of Uncharted. I played all the games for the first time over the first lockdown and I had the absolute time of my life. My expectations were on the floor for this, but you know what? It’s absolutely fine. It’s a weird mish-mash of moments taken out of every game and forced into a massively contrived origin story, but I’d be lying if I said that ruined the fun too much for me. Tom Holland embodies…