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  • Gentleman Jack
  • House of Cards

Cinematic asides to the audience

2 films

I just love it when they talk to me from the screen.

  • Pride
  • Gentleman Jack
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena

Thought of a thematic through line for these works and a list is the only way I can express it.

3 films

Aka Coming of Age as Internal Reaction to The System.

  • The Reader
  • The Danish Girl

Pretty/Shit

2 films

Movies that well and truly offend me, that get me extremely angry, but have the sheen of being "respectable cinema".…

  • The Judge
  • Kaboom
  • Slash
  • Almost Famous
  • Colossal

Forgotten Gems

11 films

These are movies that are wonderful and I like and they aren't thought of a lot.

  • Parasite
  • Starship Troopers
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Snowpiercer
  • Get Out

The Cinematic Manifesto

5 films

Movies that make their politics very clear and Jesus Christ how do you not get it? With attempts to describe…

  • Alien
  • Hereditary
  • Dracula
  • Jennifer's Body
  • Midsommar

Horror Movies I Like.

8 films

I don't like horror movies. But these ones I do. Crimson Peak will never be on this list because it…

  • Dead Poets Society
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Casablanca
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Angels in America

Best Endings

9 films

A friend asked me what I thought where the best endings, this list is the result. Not in order and…

  • The Thing
  • The Terminator
  • The Godfather
  • The Martian
  • The Lobster
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Shape of Water
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mortal Engines
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Carol
  • Die Hard
  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Hogfather