Will Steele

My English teacher called me “one of life’s great wafflers” and that about sums me up!

Favorite films

  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Graduate
  • Before Sunrise
  • The Truman Show

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  • Not Okay

    ★★★½

  • Trick

    ★★★

  • Down with Love

    ★★★★½

  • Lightyear

    ★★

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  • Cabaret

    Cabaret

    ★★★★★

    Cabaret is classic with a capital C. It’s ubiquity within the culture endures. It is two-handed in its influence: it is iconic, acclaimed and adored, but also crucially it innovated cinematic language. It rewrote the rule book. In fact, it tore it to shreds.

    Fifty years on and it’s easy to take such a seismic work for granted by way of the musicals we have seen since. But all you need to do is take a look at the decade prior…

  • Muriel's Wedding

    Muriel's Wedding

    ★★★★★

    Back in the day, my go-to 'hottest take' was that Muriel's Wedding was the definitive ABBA Musical. Sure, Mamma Mia is fun, but Muriel's Wedding encapsulates the unbridled hope of ABBA's discography. It epitomises growing up on the optimism of ABBA and looking beyond your bedroom walls to the dazzling freedom awaiting you. Yet a fundamental part of freedom is the weight of expectation that follows. To succeed, to prosper, to marry: All come to ground our wonderment in reality.…

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  • Not Okay

    Not Okay

    ★★★½

    I am ashamed to admit just *how* flustered I felt whenever scumbum Dylan O’Brien was on screen

  • Down with Love

    Down with Love

    ★★★★½

    Being raised in a camp and kitsch household whilst also being exposed to the Austin Powers films at a formative age paved the way for this film to melt by gosh darn heart! Très magnifique!

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