• Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★

    Dune video review -> HERE.

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    To say this is a directorial debut (if you don’t count Chazelle’s student film Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench) is pretty crazy. I saw an interview where J.K. Simmons was saying they shot the entire movie in like 14 days and only got a couple takes for each line. Apparently nobody on set knew if Chazelle was a fucking mad man with no…

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    Only watched part 1 so far and it’s my favourite documentary I’ve ever seen. Just a bunch of insanely talented and funny individuals sitting around shooting the shit, jamming on their instruments and creating hit songs. 

    Makes me curious how many other bands have this kind of unseen footage? Would love to see a similar documentary on Arctic Monkeys.

    Not rating yet as I’ve only seen part 1/3.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    Dune video review -> HERE.

    Bumping this up to 4.5 stars. What with it being the #1 rated thing on this app, I have to say I was slightly underwhelmed the first time I saw it, and I had had the twist / reveal ruined for me too, so that didn’t hit as hard. 

    But it’s technically excellent, and of course is thematically rich (no pun intended). Probably one of the best edited films I’ve ever seen, with immaculate framing,…

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★★★

    Dune video review -> HERE.

    Crazy how even after 13 years of 5-6 comic book films coming out, this is still the best of the lot. As much as I’d love to have a less “basic” pick, I’ve seen this probably 30 times and it’s still an adrenaline ride from start to finish. I almost want something to come out and beat it just to spice things up.

    I also once heard this described as “The Godfather of our generation”…

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    ★★★★

    Dune video review HERE.

    “We’re in a tight spot, boys!”

    What could’ve so easily been a run of the mill comedy about some escaped convicts searching for treasure is elevated so much in a number of ways.

    The film takes place in the 1930’s (I think) and so racism is rife, but the subtle ways in which it is explored alongside the morality of our characters is so interesting. For instance, our heroes are - by the letter of the…

  • The Holiday

    The Holiday

    ★★★½

    I hate that I love this film. The syrupy nature of stuff like this normally makes me cringe, but for some reason when it comes to The Holiday, I just revel in it. It’s soul-cleansing. Also give me Kate Winslet over Cameron Diaz any day. 

    ICYMI: Dune video review HERE.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    YouTube review -> HERE.

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

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    Before I get into this review, I just wanted to say that I have a “personal” account where I don’t plug YouTube or mass-follow, and log every film I watch rather than just the ones I want to talk about. DanHobson_ if you give a shit.

    I always know a film is truly great when I struggle to craft my experience with it into words. This is such an occasion…

    You’ll all have watched, read or…

  • The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman

    ★★★

    I’ve had multiple people telling me to watch this since it came out and I’m sorry to say that I don’t get the hype.

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★½

    I have thought about my disappointment surrounding this film for the past week or so and have drawn the conclusion that Wright’s films - if not at least co-written by Simon Pegg - just feel one dimensional and flat (except for Scott Pilgrim but that was based on existing characters and lore).

    You cannot deny his style, vision and overall talents as a director, but I think he needs Pegg to make his characters likeable, memorable and fleshed out. Further proof of…

  • Red Notice

    Red Notice

    ★★★

    Tonally inconsistent, full of deus ex machinas and generic on every level. BUT, the slick direction and - even more so - the dynamic between Reynolds and Johnson, elevate this so much.

    If it weren’t for this cast, Red Notice would be incredibly forgettable, but instead I found myself laughing a fair amount and can’t say I was ever bored.

    A popcorn flick for sure, but not everything has to be Citizen Kane.


    6/10

  • Whisper of the Heart

    Whisper of the Heart

    ★★★★

    My 9th Studio Ghibli film and possibly my favourite so far. Onto the next one!