• Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★½

    I really liked it but I wanted to love it

    The production design and the casting are spot on, the final scene is brilliant. I was invested in the story for large chunks but I can't deny that I reeeeally felt the runtime, it's not a good sign when there's 6 people in the screening and 2 of them walk out before the end. I still really admire the craft that went into it but it definitely needed to either lose 40 mins or have better editing to sort out the pacing and make it a bit easier to sit through

  • Children of the Sea

    Children of the Sea

    ★★★

    The plot is ridiculous and it got so convoluted that I had lost interest by the final act but the animation was really beautiful and that was more than enough to keep me watching

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★½

    I'm very surprised by how much I liked this

    I was kinda thinking it'd be bad because it's the first one without Wes Craven but the violence was legit, there's some unexpected twists and it made me laugh from the opening scene. A good time at the cinema.

    Also am I insane or was there a bit of a call back to once upon a time in Hollywood?

  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    ★★★

    Loved the tension and the pacing but I was a little underwhelmed by the end

  • Imitation of Life

    Imitation of Life

    ★★★½

    Nice bit of tcm early afternoon viewing

  • Romance

    Romance

    ★★★★

    Decided to go for a catherine breillat double bill after being very impressed with fat girl earlier today

    This isn't quite as good but it's a very different film, despite both films dealing with pretty heavy themes and the ending of this once again being abrupt and quite brutal, once again I really liked it. I'd only heard breillat's name in passing until today but I'm now excited to see more of her work

    Also how bad is that poster lmao

  • Fat Girl

    Fat Girl

    ★★★★½

    After watching one of the most offensively inoffensive films I've ever seen earlier today I thought I'd watch something that had the potential to truly fuck me up. This certainly did the job.

    The majority of the film made me feel very uncomfortable but the tension towards the end when the characters were driving along the motorway was almost too much for me to handle. I've looked through a few reviews on here and I've seen people saying that the…

  • Save the Cinema

    Save the Cinema

    It's not poorly made or anything and the real life story actually seems pretty interesting but I struggle to watch these kinds of soppy/inoffensive/bland/sentimental British films. If you know what I mean there's like a weird specific genre consisting of these kinds of films and we get at least a couple every year, I find them all incredibly grating

  • Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience

    Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience

    ★★★★

    I want some of whatever malick is smoking. I also wish this was about ten hours long

  • Loop

    Loop

    ★★★

    Didn't come across as gimmicky and was actually really sweet

  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    ★★

    Guy Ritchie certainly directed this

  • Bigfoot Family

    Bigfoot Family

    ★½

    That lady shagged bigfoot?