Josh Stoddard

Writing overlong, superlative reviews for films I've probably already watched.

Favorite films

  • Spider-Man 2
  • Back to the Future
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Superbad

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  • Oz the Great and Powerful

    ★★★½

  • Darkman

    ★★★½

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    ★★★½

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★★

    Me to me: You've seen this 8 times, you're not going to cry.

    Also me: *sees Wanda and Vision appear on screen for the first time* *blubbers immediately*

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★½

    Been meaning to watch this for a while. I've never related so hard. Perfectly captures the excruciating minutiae of social anxiety and finds the sweet spot between laugh out loud comedy and heart-wrenching, endearing, nostalgic coming-of-age. Also, sick score.

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "Some people move on. But not us."

    Therein lies the backbone and my biggest bone to pick with this movie.

    (Bare with me, the superlative fanboying comes eventually!)

    Surely, the lesson we’re supposed to learn as an audience is to move on from the MCU as we once knew it - the Original Six Avengers. Yet, how can we let them go if they cannot let anything go themselves?

    Endgame is all about grief. The first act, and my favourite…

  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★★

    "Oh my god, they found me."
    "Who?"
    "Who do you think? THE LIBYANS!"
    "HO-LY SHIT!"

    How is this movie rated PG with all the swearing, sex references...attempted rape, implied incest... I mean, it doesn't bother me and it went straight over my head as a kid. Then again, I didn't know there was swearing until watching a friend's DVD.

    I don't remember exactly the first time I saw this, but, as ever, it was being shown on ITV. Most of…