Favorite films

  • The Silences of the Palace
  • Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
  • Kedi

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  • The Worst Person in the World


  • A Space Exodus


  • Nation Estate


Recent reviews

  • The Roundup

    The Roundup


    What a great start to March Around the World.

    During rainy season hostilities in Sudan are put on hold and this film takes place during the day afterwards where military leader Blues is rounding up rebel soldiers to rejoin their troop. Strangers Adnan and Absi join forces to avoid being rounded up.

    I had great fun with this, it's amusing and warm and I wanted the best for the characters. Lina was my favourite, taking absolutely no nonsense from Adnan.…

  • The Secret of Kells

    The Secret of Kells


    The art of this film is gorgeous. I love how it uses designs found in the Book of Kells and also replicates the format somewhat with the movement and framing of the art around the characters and to tell the story. The animation of the characters, backgrounds, and decorations didn't always interact smoothly and for me that was a bit of an obstacle. I would probably have preferred a more experimental film that could fully exploit the design elements rather…

Popular reviews

  • Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema

    Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema


    As a film about film this is an easy win. If you are interested in cinema and its history then of course watching a ton of clips from interesting and diverse films is going to be fun. But there are a few problems and, more concerning, I haven't seen them discussed much.

    Watching the documentary was a pleasure and I found myself noting directors and films to investigate further. Though not as many as I expected. Over 80% of the…

  • Titanic


    Today marks the 5000th day I've been with my partner. I was going to celebrate by writing about a film we shared and loved together but instead I'll write about our meeting.

    In 1997-1998 I worked in a cinema ostensibly to save money for university but I actually spent it all on booze. We persuaded a colleague to hold an Oscar night party and so my workmates and I watched the 1997 Oscars together. One workmate brought a friend who…