• Pulse

    Pulse

    ★★★★★

    The very notion of what those black mold silhouettes suggest made tears well up in my eyes. A 20 year old film shouldn't feel so prescient, and hit like a fuckin' train.

  • Zombieland: Double Tap

    Zombieland: Double Tap

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Bizarre sequel that came out ten years later, is set six years later, and feels like a direct to DVD thing that happened one year later.

    Everybody showed up, turned on autopilot, and farted away until they got paid. Also, the annoying lassie that folk say carried the film was shite. Not her acting, but she's written to be so fuckin' stupid in such an unbelievable over-the-top way that you keep waiting for a heel turn of some kind that…

  • The Death of Stalin

    The Death of Stalin

    ★★★★

    God, everyone brought their fuckin' A-game here. It snakes its way so well between daft comedy and horrifying reminders that these things actually happened. Really shone in the group moments. Like watching seven folk share a panic attack.

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★★½

    One of those films where the setting is somewhere I'd love to spend a few nights. Immaculate vibes. Just a real shame that the whole thing is quite front-loaded, and fizzles out a bit toward the end. Not terrible, but it slows too much and never matches the brilliant pacing and twists of the first half.

  • Aquaman

    Aquaman

    ★★½

    It's like a film written by a 14 year old boy, and he was allowed to just put everything he thinks is cool in it. Weird that this is maybe the second superhero film I've seen that feels like it was made for kids.

    The underwater stuff is genuinely impressive. That movement looks great, but watching folk sit on chairs beneath the sea is the funniest shit I've seen in ages. That and Black Manta being so crap that he…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★½

    Should've just poked him in the arm, ya silly sod. I would have won the film and married that nice lassie who loves me.

    A happy life for me, and dogshit for you.

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
  • Us

    Us

    ★★

    Sad to discover that Get Out was a fluke, and Peele is apparently 15 years old.

    KILLER IS CREEPY SMILING WTF?
    HEAD TILT FROM THE SCARY WEE BOY OMG
    HER MANNERISMS ARE WEIRD AND RIGID AND THAT SCARES ME

    fuck off

  • Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

    Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

    Evangelion 3.33: You Will Always Be My (Fail)Son

  • Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

    Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

    The ending still gets me quite a bit.

    Angels are very cool.

  • Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone

    Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone

    Rewatching these before going into the new one. I never loved the rebuilds, and they're one of those things I seem to grow colder on the more time passes. The series and EoE are immaculate. Absolutely fucking untouchable.

    The pacing of this one puts me off. It's like reading a wikipedia synopsis until Ramiel shows up, then it slows right down. Good thing I love a screaming octahedron, but that cannae save this film from still giving me the big…

  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    ★★★★

    Good thing to rewatch when you've caught yourself of late spending long periods looking in mirrors and wondering who that is staring back. Asking them questions nobody knows the answer to.