• Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★★

    I like this a little bit more every time I see it. I only wish it had a bit more NYC.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★½

    I like everything after it turns into Home Alone

  • Never Say Never Again

    Never Say Never Again

    ★★

    Totally bizarre. Obvious budget cuts make this feel like the Superman IV of Bond movies. Connery spends a the first act mucking about in a fitness spa for the elderly.

  • Quantum of Solace
  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale

    ★★★★★

    Best film about a card game?

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    ★★★

    Way better than my memories, poisoned by the awful sequel, had allowed me to believe.

  • Free Guy

    Free Guy

    ★★½

    Weirdly reminded me of about five specific films but only a generic resemblance to games in general.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    ★★

    Haven’t watched this since the early 90s. It’s fascinating to see how they pulled this off pre-CGI. There’s some obvious trick photography but at other times it really is a man swinging and climbing about. Which is pretty impressive.

    There are quite a few first person perspective Spidey action shots too, which look pretty cool for the time.

    Sadly, the plot is quite dull and lacks that comic book feel. But at least I was mildly entertained that Seinfeld’s Uncle Leo plays one of the henchmen.

  • Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3

    ★★★

    A spectacular mess with some truly exceptional moments, some utter garbage and a few bits that everyone likes to mock but have become enduring highlights.

    The over-complicated plot feels like a classic 1960s Lee & Ditko arc got polluted by some 90s nonsense and it somehow almost works, until the final act when it all falls to pieces. Choosing to tell the conclusion of the story through multiple mediated news reports is one of the clumsiest devices I can remember seeing…

  • Rushmore

    Rushmore

    ★★★★★

    Probably the best film about a woman trapped inside a cartoon

  • Oz the Great and Powerful

    Oz the Great and Powerful

    ★★★

    Not Sam Raimi’s greatest work but I started to enjoy it a lot more once I noticed it’s basically a remake of Army Of Darkness.

  • Micro Men

    Micro Men

    ★★★½

    They made Clive Sinclair way more unlikeable than he seemed to be in real life, but this is still a fun and nostalgic portrait of competition turned toxic. I love that it all falls apart when each company starts to copy the other rather than following its own success.