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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★

    My favourite film of the year so far?

    I thought it was kind of marvelous and clever and gorgeously animated and so very well intentioned and in tune with human emotion and complexity - so essentially a typically polished Lord and Miller flick.

    I dunno why but there were just multiple beats concerning the father/child divide that hit me a LITTLE BIT HARDER THAN I EXPECTED in its emotional conflict and honesty that set off the water works very early…

  • Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    ★★★★

    Everyone talks about how in 2011, Ryan Gosling gave a revelatory performance in a film that would officially leave its mark on Hollywood and redefine an actor we throught we knew... but it wasn't Drive.

    Gosling's performance here is THE moment where we all realised how much genuine comedic range Gosling had as a performer. As a weaponized sex icon and also one of the best "double take"/pratfall performers currently working in the Industry - see also his continuous use…

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  • 10 Things I Hate About You

    10 Things I Hate About You

    ★★★★

    Do you know what I hate?
    I hate how much I enjoy this movie unconditionally despite all of its shortcomings and plodding sequences. It's not a perfect movie, or even a perfect high school movie, but god damn it's got charm and humor and heart enough to win you over again and again. I love it.

  • Jumanji

    Jumanji

    ★★★★

    Jumanji could possibly be read as a post-modern reinvention of the Peter Pan story. All the pieces are there. A boy not ready to grow up and accept adult responsibility escapes to a mythical world without rules or boundaries, and upon returning to the world in the form of a man he must take action against Van Pelt, a man-hunter from the jungles of Jumanji who has been following him; a manifested representation of the bully father figure that he…