Will Collins

Writer of 'Wolfwalkers', 'Song of the Sea' & 'My Brothers'. Co-host of The Best Bits podcast.

Favorite films

  • Jaws
  • Fargo
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Aliens

Recent activity

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  • Prey

  • The Sea Beast

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

  • Gallipoli

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Pros
    I really loved seeing some of the old cast back.
    Holland has been my favourite spider-man.
    His friends are adorable.
    The story ultimately sticks the landing, thematically. It's all about second chances and the price that has to be paid.
    I loved some of the sacrifices Peter has to pay for his actions.

    Cons
    I really didn't love seeing some of the old cast back.
    Sometimes it feels like it's bitten off more than it can chew--that's a lot of characters to cram into a feature story.
    I checked out during most of the action scenes.

  • Licence to Kill

    Licence to Kill

    ★★½

    Have slowly worked my way through the Bond films over the past year... Been an interesting journey as I knew had bits of all of them but not all completely... Watched LICENCE TO KILL for the first time 29 years. It's an interesting failure, has some ballsy ideas, the more brutal edge, Bond going rogue is good. But overall the whole feels more like a Canon film than a Bond film. It plots along with unengaged set pieces. Learned from…

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    ★★½

    Despite solid performances from the leads, this reboot of the Spidey franchise is a more protracted, less-inspired version of a story which was already more efficiently told just a decade previous.

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★½

    Deeply moving and humanistic, beautifully shot with incredible sound design; the script elegantly balances the dramatic narrative while gradually submerging the audience in the challenge of how to communicate with the aliens. This film resonated with me long after I had left the screening and made me want to rush home and hug my kids. The epitome of why I adore going to the cinema.