• Prey

    Prey

    ★★★½

    Whilst I enjoyed this quite a bit, I was not blown away by it. I struggled with the look of the predator. I know that this was a prequel and perhaps he hadn't evolved, but that's a poor excuse for him looking a bit shit.

    Midthunter is great in this, as she was in Legion. Perhaps the movie as a whole will grow on me.

  • Benedetta

    Benedetta

    ★★★½

    A Verhoeven film about lesbian nuns. I'll admit I was surprised that it wasn't as gratuitous as I had expected. Has Verhoeven mellowed in his old age? Perhaps. Although not a lot. There are noises of moistness in this movie which I reckon the old boy worked on for hours with the sound guys. That aside, the movie was quite a bit more interesting than I'd ever expected it to be.

    It did just make me want to watch The Devils again though. Is that a good thing?

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★

    Needed a long film to occupy me on a plane journey. Reasonably kept my attention, although I stopped it to have a kip about halfway through. Probably the first time Adam Driver hasn't annoyed me. Pacino is great, yet ancient - when did he get so old?!! - and Gaga I can really do without but she was okay here. I think if I'd already known the story I'd have been bored.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★½

    Normally I like bonkers, but this seemed to know too much that it was being bonkers so became tedious instead at various points. Michelle Yeoh is very good though. Not really much else to say, as merely days after watching it, I've forgotten a lot of what went on.

  • Legally Blonde

    Legally Blonde

    ★★½

    My excuse is that we were in a hotel and there was nothing else to watch. We'd been out all day and just wanted to switch our brains off and relax. It's not the kind of thing I'd enjoy, but I've a lot of time for Witherspoon and there are some good moments in this.

    I think I enjoyed it more than the rest of my family.

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    Thoroughly enjoyed this again on rewatch. One of those movies where you're enjoying it so much that time just whizzes by.

  • The Duke

    The Duke

    ★★★

    A sweet little film that brought a smile to my face on quite a few occasions and nicely passed the time on a long flight. Broadbent is great in this.

  • Cry Macho

    Cry Macho

    ★★★

    Dammit, Clint looks old in this. I guess that's cos he is. Just never really looked it until now. He's still Clint though and although this isn't the best movie out there, I did enjoy it.

    Watched on a plane over to California that did involve a visit to Carmel, where Clint was once Mayor. A nice little town with a gorgeous sandy beach. We had a meal at Clint's former restaurant - The Hog's Breath Inn. I sat there…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Such a real treat to watch each and every time that I've done so.
    It warms the heart and I'm not usually a fan of that kind of thing in a movie.

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★½

    Really wasn't sure about this to begin with, but it had enough style and oddness to keep me going. That along with spotting familiar London locations. Hello Empire Haymarket where I've seen many a movie, doubling as The Cafe Paris.

    When it lurches into a Dario Argento inspired full on horror movie, it really came into its own. Plus, a creepy Terence Stamp and some reveals that I didn't see coming despite having seen a load of this stuff, meant I had a huge beaming grin once it was done.

  • Trespassers

    Trespassers

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

    Was arse. Fairuza Balk turned up. Got more interesting. Thought it had potential. Balk's character was killed. Went shite again. Bailed.

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    ★★★★★

    I tend to claim that I like Once Upon a Time in the West over this movie; however with my latest viewing, I may be swinging back towards this one. The reason being is the cast. Sure, I love "MF Charlie Bronson", but aside from OUATITW, I don't own any of his movies. The same goes for Henry Fonda and Jason Robards. Clint, Van Cleef and Wallach though, I own a fair bit of their other work, and seeing them…