josh

in no way an expert, just loves films

(no.1 favourite spot isn't my actual top favourite, just my favourite film at the moment)

Favorite films

  • The Master
  • Au Revoir les Enfants
  • Before Sunrise
  • The Cranes Are Flying

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  • Nightmare Alley

    ★★★

  • For All Mankind

    ★★★½

  • The Hand of God

    ★★★½

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    ★★★

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

    Hell fucking yes

    A joyous, heartwarming, goofy, endearing whirlwind ride through the hazy, dreamy streets of 70s Encino, as we follow the tumultuous endeavours of our two leads. Gary and Alana’s  relationship harbours so much kineticism and friction on screen that I’m surprised literal sparks didn’t fly off into the audience. They are simultaneously wildly independent people and also desperately in need of one another, and I absolutely loved it.

    Maybe it’s because I sit in between the ages of…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    Here it is. 

    The review of the film that has been probably my most anticipated film of the past few years, if not my life.

    First things first: as a visual, cinematic spectacle… Dune is second to none. Some of the images that Denis Villeneuve along with DP Greig Fraser were able to craft are truly things that you have never, ever seen before. And the sheer scale of this thing is truly something to behold. You think you’ve seen a…

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  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★

    Interesting concept, great characters, satisfying story…

    But it’s just waaaayyyyy too long, and the consistently smooth and floaty camera both a) didn’t fit the grimy, noir vibe del Toro was going for, and b) definitely contributed to making the film a complete slog to get through

  • The Hand of God

    The Hand of God

    ★★★½

    Feel like I desperately need to watch this again

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★★

    There truly is nothing like this trilogy.

    A crowning cinematic achievement and honestly just one of the best things ever.

  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy

    ★★★★½

    Heavy, heavy stuff

    Watched this with a Q&A with Alma Har’el afterwards, which opened my eyes even more to the amount of heart that went into this already deeply personal project

    Massive respect to Shia for delivering this unreal performance, and Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges were powerhouses also

    Wonderful