G has written 113 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • Troll Hunter

    Troll Hunter

    ★★★½

    Havn’t seen this for a good 10yrs. Really thought it  would of dated really badly like a lot of these found footage films. It just gets through on tone being locked off straight faced.. The ending in Norwegian fjord region has this amazing edge of the world quality to it that feels astonished. Just want to go there.

  • Screamers

    Screamers

    ★★★½

    “Jefferson, you must be confusing me with someone who gives a shit.”

    That set production value and matte background... that still hold up.

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★½

    Still the greatest video game movie.

  • King Rocker

    King Rocker

    ★★★½

    Opens with a statement that Birmingham has tradition of sometimes abandoning or dismissing art & culture. Never been able to communicate the vacant feel that my home town sometime has. These two hours sort of explained some of it.

  • T2 Trainspotting

    T2 Trainspotting

    ★★★½

    I’m less terrified of the bit that basically looks back at  you, and asks the big question. Just found another bit to be terrified over.

  • Venom

    Venom

    ★★★½

    Hahaha. Has more going on in the 4th act than 90% of that bland MCU shite.

  • Kick-Ass

    Kick-Ass

    ★★★½

    This felt more like the spirit of 90s DH comics than a Sin City movie.

  • Bumblebee

    Bumblebee

    ★★★½

    Girl and her robot. Feels like the resetting of something. You can still feel Bay’s fingers around this in that cluttered robo aesthetic. Only real problem had with this. The non-diegetic 80s pop music feels like it’s been shoe horned in like Spider-Man Homecoming. Didn’t really have sense of being part of a scene. Like somebody was being a bit self indulgent during post. Where the diegetic stuff the kid plays works a bit better.

  • Scrooged

    Scrooged

    ★★★½

    Sister and me taping Scrooged off ITV and continuing to watch it into February...

  • Che: Part Two

    Che: Part Two

    ★★★½

    Monday is made for this... Bleak.. inevitable.. you can see the film become more and more undersaturated, as it meets its conclusion. Smash myself in the nuts during the credits.


    I remember coming out of this in the Cinema. There was sort of romanticism to Che Part 1 revolution. It’s Soberbergh’s Battle of the Algiers. This is very different in the year of 1967. I was meant to meet somebody after the film for drink. Callled it off, going home to bed. 
    Your not good company after film like this.

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    ★★★½

    You can’t get around that world building.. it made me go back watch it 4 times in 1999/2000. Endlessly defending its visual look while drunk. Jacob Epstein sculptures as battle droids. The queen costume changes. The big slab of Ben Hur in the middle. German Expressionistic Lang look of Coruscant central district. Naboo giant marble Throne room pillars with tiny SW door control details. It’s the art history aesthetic Star Wars film. Doug Chiang is the Star here.

    It’s short…

  • They Call Me Trinity

    They Call Me Trinity

    ★★★½

    This has the weight and direction of the start of Once Upon Time in the West. Terence Hill opens with wordless Chaplin like performance. Not after a Django style character setup and theme tune. Hill kinda started his Spaghetti Western career as the guy who kinda looked like Franco Nero in a Civil War Union uniform in Django cash in, Prepare a Coffin. But They Call Me Trinity would change his career and the genre.

    3 body slams and a…