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  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    ★★★½

    Easily the best film of the year, thus far at least.

    It’s a shame this didn’t get a theatrical release, the 16mm cinematography is stunning and makes the film so much more authentic; it’s easily my favourite aspect of the film. I’m actually surprised more directors don’t use the 16mm because in my opinion it just produces the most beautiful images.

    There’s a lot to like about this; it’s subtly powerful with minimal dialogue while being uncomfortable at times, that…

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★

    I don’t think it’s anything spectacular but I really appreciate the way it is shot and the focus on empty spaces, as well as the settings that majority of the film take place in; which contribute to the tension and paranoia to good effect.

    Neat concept but could’ve been done so much better.

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  • Bad Boys for Life

    Bad Boys for Life

    ★★½

    Sure, it was great to see the titular characters returning but I thought this was rather uninspired, not that funny and honestly rather forgettable. I didn’t enjoy this as much as I wanted to.

    At least they did one of those Michael Bay rotating shots on Michael Bay himself!

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    This film is bonkers.

    It's been a while since I have seen an artsy film that felt unpretentious but here's this slow-burning, black and white, thematically layered and mythology-infused psychological drama about isolation and madness - with comedic punchlines and humorous in the right places.

    The Lighthouse is intoxicating and consistently mesmerising, and it isn't afraid to make you think and laugh as well. On a technical level this film is flawless - perhaps the best looking films you will…