Favorite films

  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • The Batman
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Recent activity

  • Mindhorn


  • Far from the Madding Crowd


  • 1917


  • Knives Out


Recent reviews

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On


    Marcel finally makes it to UK cinemas two years after its US release. I'm a sucker for stop-motion so have been waiting patiently for this, having enjoyed the YouTube shorts which inspired this.

    It's a twee, cutsie affair, reminiscent of Aardman's Creature Comforts and works in the same way - the humour coming from the juxtaposition of the human dialogue overlaid on little Marcel the Shell.

    If you've haven't seen the YouTube shorts I'd check these out first and if you want 90 minutes more then this is for you!

  • Empire of Light

    Empire of Light


    This is a slow-paced, contemplative film that blends in themes around racism, mental health and the beauty of cinema. It's all sumptuously shot in, of all places, Margate, and is a love-it or hate-it movie depending on how you respond to the pacing and its multiple strands, none of which feel fully realised by the end of the movie.

    Despite these concerns I enjoyed the movie thanks to the knockout cast featuring Olive Coleman, Michael Ward and Toby Jones. I…

Popular reviews

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho


    Edgar Wright’s new movie is a stylish horror story that looks and sounds great. Thomasin McKenzie adds another top-notch performance to her CV as the naïve student at a London fashion college. It’s a fairly standard is-she-mad-or-is-she-haunted plot with Anya Taylor-Joy looking the part as the 60s starlet who wants to make it as the next Cilla Black.

    The photography tricks switching McKenzie and Taylor-Joy are seamless as the 60’s world encroaches into the modern day and these effects provide…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home


    Saw this at Cineworld IMAX in 3D (which was a surprise – haven’t seen a 3D film for about three years) and I have to say it was a treat from start to end. No spoilers here, but I don’t believe anyone who has enjoyed the Marvel ride to date will be disappointed. It’s not perfect of course, balancing the weight of expectations and a huge number of characters, but for most of the time it works well – some…