• The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★★

    DOG. PIG. DOG. DOG. PIG. DOG. LOAF OF BREAD.

  • Run

    Run

    ★★½

    For someone who doesn’t do thrillers or horror very well rarely, this is admittedly pretty okay. Sarah Paulson, though, is on point.

  • Justice League

    Justice League

    A retroactive addition as I saw this a few months after home release. Basically, it’s diarrhoea. Don't watch it. Not even to compare it to The Snyder Cut.

    (It gets a half star, but frankly, if I could rate it zero stars, I would)

  • WandaVision

    WandaVision

    For the first time in a while, Wandavision brought back event-viewing TV. And for me, the first time in several years since Twin Peaks came back and even longer than that with the first few seasons of Lost.

    For how it'll shape Phase 4 of the MCU? I'm a lot more interested in how Doctor Strange 2 will pan out now as a result.

  • WandaVision

    WandaVision

    For the first time in a while, Wandavision brought back event-viewing TV. And for me, the first time in several years since Twin Peaks came back and even longer than that with the first few seasons of Lost.

    For how it'll shape Phase 4 of the MCU? I'm a lot more interested in how Doctor Strange 2 will pan out now as a result.

  • The Fourth Estate

    The Fourth Estate

    ★★★★½

    I watched this a good while back, but finding out this is back on BBC iPlayer, I had to put my recommendation on the record.

    It is a brilliant inside look at one of the best (certainly one of the biggest) press and journalist institutions in the world that no other piece of work like it has come close to providing.

    I can only hope there’s one more batch of episodes, this time covering the Turnip’s final year in office.…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    I have two opinions on Tenet.

    Tenet is an unintelligible film.

    Tenet is an enjoyable film.

    See, I used the inverted aspect to provide my two overriding opinions on it.

    From a narrative and story standpoint, Tenet is hard to keep up with. At least for me.

    But from a pure spectacle and moment-to-moment action standpoint, Tenet is really fun.

    So... balances out.

    Also, at one point, it’s mentioned by one of the characters in the film to “not…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    Wow, I really fucked up immensely for not seeing this sooner, didn’t I? Wow. So so good.

  • All the Bright Places

    All the Bright Places

    ★★★★

    I don't think this so much touched a nerve as it actually cut through at least several of them. Especially this year. And especially a teen film to a near 30-year old.

    I'm going to quote The Last of Us here, but it's also a very prominent quote that I carry with me.

    I struggled for a long time with surviving. I still do. But no matter what, you keep finding something to fight for.

    But this year, a lot of…

  • Adam

    Adam

    ★★★½

    This really, really got to me. Both in good and bad ways. There was also a casual use of the R word in here early on and considering what the movie is about, as someone who’s autistic, that was a hard groan (and affected the score).

    Also, Peter Gallagher excited me initially. He’s the best TV dad of all time - Sandy Cohen for life! But by the end, his character is such a massive, massive asshole. And that saddened…

  • Columbus

    Columbus

    ★★★★★

    Here’s something you should know about me.

    I love the band Hammock. I don’t just mean love. I mean ‘love’ love.

    Every few months, even though I am so insanely in love with them already, I’ll find a Hammock song to obsess over I’ve never heard of before until then (on top of a playlist of a dozen songs that’s nearly two hours at this point or their work on Far Cry 5). My more recent obsession was a song…

  • Chemical Hearts

    Chemical Hearts

    ★★★★

    How did I not notice Sharon Van Etten’s Seventeen was in this?