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London Film Festival 2021

39 films

In rough order of preference. Top 3 basically a tie. Next 3 but a hair's breadth behind. All stunners. 20+…

  • Clerks
  • Sound of Metal
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Heat
  • State Funeral

Films seen in the cinema in 2021

181 films

On the 17th of May 2021, on the first day of my fortieth year, I was allowed to return to…

  • Snowbound
  • Dear Murderer
  • Ladies in Retirement
  • Smashing Time
  • Who Goes Next?

BFI - Projecting The Archive

29 films

Everything I see in the British Film Institute's most exciting screening strand. A reliably joyful land of discovery.

Complete from…

  • Fast and Loose
  • No Man of Her Own
  • Smokey and the Bandit
  • Duel
  • Hands Across the Table

Films seen in the cinema in 2020

133 films

Let's go!

Films seen twice: Tenet

  • Welcome to Marwen
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Clock
  • Free Solo
  • Drunken Angel

Films seen in the cinema in 2019

372 films

Films seen twice: Vox Lux, Rolling Thunder Revue, Once Upon A Time... in Hollywood

Films seen thrice: The Death & Life…

  • The Clock
  • Ladies of Leisure
  • Baby Face
  • Stella Dallas
  • The Wayward Girl

Repertory highs, 2019

25 films

"They spoke less and less between them until at last they were silent altogether as is often the way with…

  • Her Smell
  • The Death & Life of John F. Donovan
  • Fighting with My Family
  • A Bread Factory Part One: For the Sake of Gold
  • Fourteen

My Favourite Films of 2019

20 films

Favourite new ones that I saw in 2019, whether on general theatrical release, at a festival or wherever else.


  • Maggie
  • Matthias & Maxime
  • Rose Plays Julie
  • Atlantics
  • The Climb

London Film Festival 2019

40 films

My journey through the fest. Had quite a chilled one this year. A few fewer movies than usual, a few…

  • The Kindness of Strangers
  • glory
  • Earth
  • Traveling Shoes
  • Say Amen, Somebody

Berlinale 2019

41 films

Everything I saw at the 69th Berlinale, listed in order of viewing. Not in a very ranking mood this year,…

  • The Happening
  • The Visit
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Wide Awake
  • Glass

Nighty night

12 films

So he's made 2 movies so good they might be sneaky modern classics, 2 movies so bad they're in the…

  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • Unsane
  • Annihilation
  • The Queen of Fear
  • This Teacher

The Best Films of 2018

20 films

My favourite new films that I saw in 2018, whether on general UK release, at a festival or wherever else.…

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • The Bodyguard
  • All the Money in the World
  • Lost in Translation
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Films seen in the cinema in 2018

372 films

Just to keep track. Everything I see in a cinema this year, be it a regular UK theatrical release, repertory…