Beach has written 163 reviews for films during 2020.

  • The Host

    The Host

    ★★★★½

    A monster movie where everyone - the cast, the government, even the monster itself, is hapless. A testament to the strength born from family and community, the only people who'll have your back when the going gets rough. Symbolically nuanced and emotional to the core, I love it!!!!!!

  • Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1

    Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1

    ★★★★★

    Tell me what the Iraqi uniform looks like. Don't worry, I'll wait.

  • Mank

    Mank

    Watched this yesterday and I've already forgotten what happened in it. Homage for homage's sake. The black and white filter makes Fincher's clinical stylisation look like Mars Needs Moms CGI.

  • Se7en

    Se7en

    ★★★★

    Kevin spacey gets shot in the head

  • A Serious Man

    A Serious Man

    ★★★★★

    Despite being the complete antithesis of the film’s purpose, this film gave me a lot of clarity on the way I’ve been feeling.
    Instantly one of my favourite Coen movies - a lot to unpack, this probably won't be my final time watching this. Subtle with it's messages about life and religion, but undeniably present throughout the entire runtime. Drenched in insanely good macro comedy that never lets up. tfw the movie is boring as shit but in the good way.

  • Amélie

    Amélie

    ★★★★

    OH!! Fitgirl repacks use the image of Amelie with the spoon because they're cracking the game for you, she's about to crack the fuckin creme brulee!!!!!

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    ★★★★★

    "This means something.
    This is important."

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★★

    Seen this a hundred times and I still pog out when the bead of sweat rolls down.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    Finally feels like Nolan taking risks, but manages to stay completely safe throughout. Hilariously pronounced "bwomps" from the soundtrack as it beats me over the head with Nolan's afternoon Wiki-dive. Just doesn't explain its lofty concepts well no matter how hard it tries to convince me it did. Honestly never been a premise I want to see in someone else's hands more - a director with a sense of humour, kinetic energy, wit, a soul. Played Poinie's Poin immediately after, it's really fun you should check it out.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★½

    Christopher Nolan is a cowardly director, or at the very least completely lacking in confidence. He's terrified of his own audience; that the broad scientific concepts being portrayed would feel disconnected from the narrative - so he makes sure every piece of dialogue "means something" to the grand mechanics of the story regardless of how clumsily it comes across. Terrified that the viewer would fail to understand what is going on, so the script paces back and forward between dry…

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    3 am, coming back for more prospector. God, I wish the All Gold Canyon segment engulfed the entire movie, I always return to it and it heals my heart. Some other segments drag on, some are overtly racist, but Tom Waits has a pocket of gold for a heart.

  • True Stories

    True Stories

    ★★★★★

    "Be sexy in business. Be successful at night"

    I cried tears of joy. Delightful revolving door of heartwarming vignettes, musical numbers, and incredible fits. Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.