• Funny Pages

    Funny Pages

    ★★★★

    I really enjoyed how anti-American Dream this film feels. It is a study of failure through awkward characters who find new depths in every different yet equally difficult scene. Invoking subversive comic-book strips, it echoes the styles of Crumb and Pekar, but plumbs depravity over elevated commentary in the artists our central protagonist aspires to echo. His fall from the education system sees him turn his back on social expectation to instead follow his own anti-heroes and the ideal anti-dream…

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★½

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

    It’s great to be back in the cinema with Cronenberg and while I enjoyed the familiar oddity and incongruities of direction and acting, I felt like there were narrative paths unexplored. Most notably was the lost inner-beauty pageant, which felt noticeably present and unsatisfactorily absent. Similarly, I had hoped for more regarding the assassin/technician’s plot! However where the film lacked it made up for in creating a world where pain is no longer felt, perhaps creating a curious antithesis to…

  • Official Competition

    Official Competition

    ★★★★★

    One of the best films of 2022. A tour de force from the three leads take us on a satirical journey through film-making, acting and ultimately ego. It is not only hilarious but also is held in a grounded realm of consequence. Wonderful.

  • The Feast

    The Feast

    ★★★★

    Consume the land and the land will consume you! 


    Excellent folk horror that thematically shifts gear from two acts of Scandinavian Noir to a final third that feels full tilt Dario Argentine Technicolor horror! I loved it and the use of sound throughout is excruciatingly excellent. 


    I think this may also be the first Welsh language film I’ve seen and hopefully more will follow!

  • Blind Ambition

    Blind Ambition

    ★★★½

    A simplistically constructed documentary tells a fascinating story. This isn’t to take away from these wonderfully inspiring humans but at times I would have liked to haven’t learnt more about their journey to where they are today (not geographically but as people). This was touched lightly upon but more depth was needed. 


    I did admire that the focus wasn’t a negative tale about migrants but demonstrated the value of all human life. I just wanted to feel I knew more…

  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

    Well that killed some time I’ll never get back. The cat was excellent though.

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★

    While I’m grateful that I got to see this on Disney+ in the UK, it blows my mind that this didn’t get a cinema release!?! It was a really good summer popcorn B-cum-A-movie. The best in the series since the release of the original, this Predator would have been an easy 💰💰💰 win if studio execs had ensured it was seen by a wider audience.

    It is a unique science fiction tale that (brief clunky dialogue moments aside) embraces positive representation…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★

    Woah mama, that’s some hot jet-porn right there! Or should that be jet-hot-porn! 🍆🍆🍆

    Oh and there’s some other scenes between the action with what look like NPC avatars!

    Definitely worth watching in the cinema. 💦

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★

    I was really looking forward to seeing this and had avoided spoilers or any reviews. Wow was I disappointed. I didn’t hate it but it wasn’t the instant classic I expected and this is my attempt to wrestle with how I felt without spoiling it for others. I am really keen to read your comments as I’d like to come back to this film soon.


    The film had three distinctly interesting ideas: 1) a knowingly informed re-owning of Western and…

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★★

    Exactly what I needed today. Films with love at their heart (not romance) really connect with me. I laughed. I cried with happiness. I thoroughly enjoyed everyone’s performances.

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★

    Second trip to the cinema to see this. Original review here.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    Went to see this again in the cinema straight away! Original review here.