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  • Any Which Way You Can

    Any Which Way You Can

    ★★★½

    You know that a film has really stood the test of time when you laugh as much at an orangutan crapping in cop cars, punching people in the face and being yelled at by Ruth Gordon "COME BACK HERE WITH MY OREOS YOU HAIRY ASS!" as you did when you were 9.

    It also features surely the longest fist fight in movie history between Clint Eastwood and William Smith, Clint giving Harry Guardino some much-needed work, the completely pointless return of Sondra Locke and Clyde scrapping cars and even getting a country-and-western song sung after him.

    Ahh well, you can't win 'em all, Clyde.

  • Force of Evil

    Force of Evil

    ★★★

    The June / July Classic Crime and Noir Project: 1930-1969

    I never really settled into this one properly, and I think that has a lot to do with an opening 15 minutes that confused me with all its talk of numbers rackets and what was legal and what wasn't and why his brother wouldn't work for him and then why he ends up doing so.

    It was just a bit too much work for me for a Monday lunchtime. It…

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  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    ★★★★½

    Choose Letterboxd. Choose films. Choose downloading the app. Choose paying money for a membership just so you don’t have to see some fucker adding 500 films to their watchlist. Choose following a few thousand people and then never reading a fucking word they say. Choose writing “Read the full review on my website!” knowing full well no cunt is ever going to follow that link. Choose asking Sally Jane Black to watch Rogue Nation and then seeing her do a…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    What makes a 5 star film?

    There are lots of different criteria floating around for what makes one. By their own admission, some people are a lot freer with dishing out such a grading whilst others insist a film practically has to become their all time favourite to receive full marks.

    It is, of course, completely dependent on the individual. I've often wondered if I am quite strict or quite liberal with the amount of times I've handed out full…