• Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★★½

    The bus fight is the best action scene I've seen in years.

  • F9

    F9

    ★★

    I miss the practical stunts

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★½

    Was confused as to when the handsome book author learnt to fly a spaceship

  • One Night in Miami...

    One Night in Miami...

    ★★★½

    Felt more at home on the stage where it originated, but undeniably poignant and powerful. Across the board incredible performances that should rock a few award shows.

  • Trolls World Tour

    Trolls World Tour

    ★★

    The made Infinity War with pop songs and fluff people and it was bad.

  • Yesterday

    Yesterday

    ★★★

    What a DRAG. At no point is anyone having fun in this film. The central performance is off-key, perpetually whining about the fame and fortune he's chosen to pursue, never allowing himself - or the audience - to relish the fantastical scenario. Ed Sheeran can't act. What a waste.

  • Men in Black: International

    Men in Black: International

    ★★

    Folk who rag on Marvel need to watch this and think how lucky they got it.

    Sucks all the fun out of everyone involved. Thompson and Hemsworth misfire some shot at their Thor Ragnarok chemistry. In fact, Thompson is unbearably smug. Nobody seems prepared to laugh at themselves. Ugh, what a waste of time and talent.

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★★

    Rewatching this with my 3yo gave me the warm and fuzzies. A timeless, beguiling, beautiful animated treasure. My kid has asked to watch it again practically every day since.

  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★½

    I've never grasped the fascination with monster movies. Lets gawk at the gigantic animals kicking the shit out of each other! Look: he ripped a chunk out of the lizard one and now he's bleeding to death :fist-pump:

    Anyway, gratuitous monster brawls are sub-par, and this lacks the visual awe of its predecessor but goes double-down on the charmless human heroes (more static than ever, standing in rooms either spouting exposition, or describing the exact thing we're watching unfold on screen).

    Everyone involved deserves better: the cast, Godzilla, you, me, cinema in general. Ugh.

  • Brightburn

    Brightburn

    ★★

    It's, like, 90mins of an empty room and then the kid suddenly standing there.

  • Terminator: Dark Fate

    Terminator: Dark Fate

    ★★½

    A disappointingly pedestrian installment in the saga that endeavours to retcon its past sins in a dim retread of its original story. Hamilton's return underwhelms in a half-written role, whilst a superfluous Arnie picks up an easy cheque. The new cast are forgettable and thinly sketched - only Davis' Grace leaves any sort of impression. It's watchable, but Salvation is better.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Not sure what to say that hasn't already been said, but, wow. What a riveting, constantly surprising and beautiful couple of hours of cinema. Deserving of all it's plaudits. A banger.