Kieran Smith

I refuse to proof raed anything.

Current Favourites: My Comfort Horror

Favorite films

  • Slither
  • Ready or Not
  • Scream
  • Freaky

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  • Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★★

  • The Black Phone

    ★★★

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★

  • Spiderhead

    ★★★

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  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★★

    The GOAT. There are a few scenes that feel dated, sure. And a few moments of dialogue that could be cringe if they weren’t so Rami-tongue-in-cheek. But Spider-man 2 is the superhero film.

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★★

    A slow burn to begin with and a great use of a supernatural concept, The Black Phone is dragged down by a refusal to contextualise some elements of said concept and the high school drama level performances of some of its younger cast members. That’s not to say it isn’t incredibly tense in some sequences. While it does stoop to cheap jump scares more than it needs to, Ethan Hawk delivers an intimidating (if not occasionally uncomfortably queer coded) performance that…

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  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★

    Between this and Soul, Pixar really are in a renaissance period. While Luca is certainly a lot more subdued concept wise than a lot of the studio’s most beloved work, I think the stripped down nature of this allows for the characters at the centre of it to shine all the more. Luca is not the best of what the studio has to offer, feeling a little generic in its opening, but it’s certainly one which will go down as being pretty high up there given that once it finds its emotional core, it oozes charisma and catharsis.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★★

    In hindsight, Nolan’s Dark Knight was always a little too squeaky clean. Now, at a time when we question the motives of everyone in power, everyone with wealth, Matt Reeves’ The Batman holds its Bruce Wayne to account. Should he really be sympathised with as a tragic paragon of vengeance when the death of his parents afforded him unfathomable wealth? Wealth he uses to punch people that, more often than not, turn to crime out of necessity?  

    It’s a question…