El Avery

El Avery

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Putting my reviews out there instead of pretending to interview myself in the mirror about film.

Favorite films

  • The Green Knight
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • The Florida Project
  • The Handmaiden

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  • A Ghost Story

    ★½

  • Escape From Alcatraz

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★★

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  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    ★★★★★

    Fuck.

    When I was about 15, I started to realise that over most things in the world people get joy from, sports, art, music etc. the thing I loved the most was films. So I basically went on a 3 year binge of watching whatever films I could, a bunch of shitty stuff, middle of the pile stuff and that top level, best of all time stuff. After that time had come to a close I thought I had seen…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★★

    You see. How do you describe a moment where your life changes forever. I’ll tell you how. You go to see little women with a mate. You and him both are going just to see what this years best film noms have to offer. Little women starts and you both agree that the first 5 mins you both think ehhhh its maybe not for me but let’s see. And then 2 hours later you come out having your emotions and…

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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★½

    A film runs a fine line when it is shot the way A Ghost Story is. With scenes that can be drawn out and with little dialogue. Some may see this as a great way to build atmosphere and mystery. Others may see it as boring and pretentious. I fall in the latter of these two opinions.

  • Escape From Alcatraz

    Escape From Alcatraz

    I was recommended this film by a friend I work with. We both discovered that the other collects and watches films and were doing the usual ‘have you seen this’ game I think every cinema lover has played before.

    Anyway this person is a head over heels lover of classic 70s/80s hard dude films and of course this gets brought up. He lends me the film. I watch the film. I hate the film.

    You wanna know why I hate…

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  • Das Boot

    Das Boot

    ★★★★½

    I walked into a charity shops a few months ago and saw Das Boot for 99p. Bargain, absolute bargain. When I went to go and watch it had two discs and when I started the first disc it said 2:10 mins and I thought that’s odd coz this films only on 2 1/2 hours why would I need a second disc ?? Well I’ll tell you why, because I didn’t buy the film, i bought a subscription to a German…

  • Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain

    ★★★★★

    Second film on my scavenger hunt was a film with a lead with a great moustache.

    This was amazingly beautiful and devastatingly heart wrenching. The first 40 mins of this I was invested but not like head over heels, then the scene with Jack and Ennis came when they haven’t seen each other for a long while and I was overcome with happiness for them. That was the the turning point for sure. From then on this story just goes from strength to strength. 

    Sad that I didn’t watch this sooner but modern classics like this never age.