Jason Linsel

Jason Linsel

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Favorite films

  • The Shining
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Wicker Man
  • Dial M for Murder

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  • Spider-Man

    ★★★½

  • Spencer

    ★★★½

  • House of Gucci

    ★★★½

  • 8-Bit Christmas

    ★★★

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  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★★

    I’m bloody furious Tobey Maguire & Tom Holland didn’t show up.

    Tick, Tick… Boom! is a joyful celebration of musical playwright Jonathan Larson and a poignant love letter to the creative process of writing. It’s a well structured, foot-tapping extravaganza that shines thanks to stylish direction from Lin Manuel Miranda and a captivating turn from Andrew Garfield that steals the show and cements him as one of the most exciting performers out there today. 

    I honestly had no idea I was…

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★★

    After numerous false starts and a misguided reboot, the Ghostbusters are back with a fresh, energetic sequel that breathes new life into the franchise whilst delivering all the nostalgic fan service you can wave a PKE meter at.

    Jason Reitman’s screenplay permeates a clear love for the original Ghostbusters and he makes a huge effort to do something new and interesting with the world whilst paying tribute to m what’s come before. Sometimes the fan service is laid on a…

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  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★½

    And so it begins. 
    The road to No Way Home.

    Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man film has aged a little in the last couple of decades, but it’s still an incredibly accomplished introduction to Spider-Man and the superhero genre as a whole.

    The relatively straightforward plot is almost quaint by todays standards as we’re so familiar with Spidey’s origin now, but Raimi’s confident direction is the perfect convergence between big budget filmmaking and his own wacky auteur style that made The…

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★½

    I didn’t love Spencer in the way I’d hoped to, but I found myself absolutely blown away by the magnificent performance from Kristen Stewart as Lady Diana. With an unrelenting sense of fragility, fear and loneliness thats contrasted with a tenacious inner strength, Stewart completely disappears into the role, so much so that I entirely forgot I was watching her at times.

    I really liked how the film played into the horror of Diana’s situation and how trapped and ostracised…

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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★½

    “Son, never put a fish in your car”

    It’s not quite the masterpiece I was expecting. The Irishman instead uses its extended running time to offer up something I didn’t expect at all.
    A huge 160 million dollar epic character piece that’s utterly compelling, but surprisingly pensive, introspective and comfortable with long moments of silence.

    I’ts fair to say that I walked in with preconceived notions of this being Goodfellas Part 2 but instead I was treated to a sprawling narrative that has…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★

    “Don’t try to understand it. Just feel it.”

    I’m really not sure where to start with Tenet. On one hand, it’s another blistering explosion of intelligent blockbuster cinema that thrills with its labyrinthine puzzles and imaginative set-pieces. But on the other, it’s a cold, impersonal onslaught of confusing plot choices, empty characters and gimmicks that look cool but offer little more than spectacle.

    I have a tremendous amount of respect for Christopher Nolan and crew for once again trying to…