• The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★

    A24 movies are really just a bunch of scenes. Barry Keoghan's performance was the best part.

  • The Heroic Trio

    The Heroic Trio

    ★★★★★

    babies falling out of hospital windows at terminal velocity and catching them with throwing knives & the most insane high wire stunts you've ever seen - these are the real super heroes n they wear their thongs over their leather pants. filled with a lust for life, molten hot blood and the stylish kinetic energy that other directors have clearly been taking liberal notes from to lesser effect (t*rantino). been a minute since i've seen a movie that banged this hard,…

  • Loki

    Loki

    ★½

    Starts with an admittedly fun (if very Doctor Who) premise, and sharply devolves into hours of dry bureaucracy that leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination. Modern-day mythmakers.

  • Chicken Run

    Chicken Run

    ★★★

    if i was a chicken, watching this would empower me

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★½

    The really depressing thing is that I essentially only watched this because I've watched the rest of the entire MCU. Clocking in for what feels like mandatory community service.

  • Anatomy of a Murder

    Anatomy of a Murder

    Why is this even called "Anatomy of a Murder"? This movie is astoundingly disinterested in the case of murder and rape it spends nearly three agonising hours plodding around. Lee Remick’s character, the victim of sexual assault, acting flirtatious and nonchalant in a sea of legal victim-blaming made me furious lol, kick this movie back into the century it crawled from. Doesn't even have the wherewithal to feature good performances, be funny, or be remotely visually interesting - endless genial…

  • Blow Out

    Blow Out

    ★★★★★

    There is so much in this film that makes you think you’re watching one of the greatest of all time. That ending left me breathless and numb.

  • Black Narcissus

    Black Narcissus

    ★★★

    Sometimes there's so few dick on the mountain convent that you have no choice but to become the joker.
    Truly truly, mesmerisingly gorgeous, with performances that drip with emotion (despite being too loud-quiet-loud, Britishly stiff for my liking). Sister Ruth's impeccable Eye Acting and the stage production design sent the incredible final act flying. Would be some of the best use of colour I've ever seen if not for the damn brownface!!!
    A shame for such beauty to culminate and…

  • The Mighty Gambler

    The Mighty Gambler

    ★★★★½

    When a game of poker ends in all parties holding a full hand of fifty Aces, the heavens open and the Slow Motion Blue Suit Gang wage an earth-shattering battle of the drip with the Unlimited Ammo Max Payne 2 Brown Suits. Will u choose the path of law, chaos, or forge your own destiny;- take ur huge shirt off.
    So insane I nearly cried. So raw I nearly died. If you've ever seen cards dealt this slick (like staring in2 a blast furnace) I'll raise you two billion, and this game was frigged from the start.

  • Despiser

    Despiser

    ★★★★½

    AC-DC. 1980.

  • Phantom of the Paradise

    Phantom of the Paradise

    ★★★★★

    Complete banger from start to finish. Who the hell listens to lyrics anyway?

  • The Pursuit of Happyness

    The Pursuit of Happyness

    ★★★½

    Nowhere near as tight as I remembered - overly melodramatic and structured far too Hollywood for it to really come across as compellingly real or human. There are so many sprinting/extraneous conflict scenes it's ridiculous. The padding is truly unnecessary because, while not technically impressive, the movie is held aloft with the Smiths' incredible father-son chemistry and performances. Lifts it out of the problematic core, which is just any other capitalistic American Dream success story, you have to suffer through…