• The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★★

    My Favourite Film of Each Genre video HERE

    Now life with the baby has settled down, I’ll be filming my first video for a few months very soon!

    Also, which am I meant to watch first, X or Pearl?

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

    Almost 3 years ago, I made this video where I spoke about a whole bunch of my favourite films. 

    In the time since I made this video, I’ve discovered new favourites and some of my opinions have changed on the films mentioned in the video. 

    Soon, I will be making an UPDATED video talking all about my favourite films! Check out the video linked above, and if you like it, subscribe and hit the notification bell so you don’t miss the new video! 

    Logging on Whiplash because I just rewatched it and it’s still incredible. Excited to see Babylon!

  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train

    ★★★½

    Favourite Film of Each Genre video HERE

    Don’t forget to subscribe and turn notifications on if you like the content. Got some fun videos lined up! 

    Bullet Train is by no means perfect, but provides a fun action comedy with stylish choreography, memorable characters and quotable dialogue. Lemon and Tangerine steal the show, though Brad Pitt is as cool as ever. Has a few too many plot twists and feels like it should end about half an hour earlier (not just time-wise but plot-wise too). Messy in parts, but always entertaining. Check it out.

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    Little Miss Sunshine

    ★★★★

    My Favourite Films video here
    My Favourite Film of Each Genre video here

    First time watch and can’t believe I didn’t see it sooner. Such a delightful little film with heart, comedy and quirkiness. My main reason for not seeing this for so long was because I always found child beauty pageants kind of gross, but as it turns out, this film does nothing to glorify them by the end and simply provides a wholesome road trip come slice of…

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★½

    My Favourite Film of Each Genre video HERE
    2022 Ranked
    list HERE

    A perfect showcase of taking things back to basics and finding the essence of what made the original work. MANY long-running and past-their-prime franchises could learn a thing or two from Prey.

    Good performances, a simple but effective story, a refreshing setting, some solid scenes of tension and some pretty sweet violence. At no point does it do anything too crazy, but it feels appropriately small and fits…

  • The Host

    The Host

    ★★★★

    My Favourite Film of Each Genre video HERE

    This was great. Smart characters, takes itself seriously, strong character work with performances to equal it, it’s gut-wrenching at times and funny at others, has an unpredictable story and is rife with social commentary. The only downside is the CGI.

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★½

    Favourite Film of Each Genre (vid) HERE
    2022 Ranked (Letterboxd list) HERE

    Can we get to 2,600 subs? 

    After thinking on it for a couple of days, I’ve decided that all things considered, Nope isn’t perfect but it has a lot going for it. Peele is obviously a fantastic director and knows how to set a tone.

    Like with most monster movies, I preferred before we saw the ”thing” (avoiding spoilers) or when we only saw it in brief glimpses, as I…

  • Nope

    Nope

    Favourite Film of Each Genre vid HERE

    Not gonna rate just yet.

    It’s a mixed bag (like all films), but it is definitely more good than bad. 

    When the score was kicking on, it was so exciting I wanted to punch a wall.

    The performances are good and the cinematography is exquisite as you’d expect from Hoyte van Hoytema.

    There were some thrilling and intense sequences, but only really one I’d call “horror”. The “thing” in this movie looks really…

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★★

    Favourite Film of Each Genre vid HERE

    Inglorious Basterds is creeping up my list of favourite films, and of my favourite Tarantino films. Watch my video (above) to hear me talk more about how it’s one of the few war films that - because of its premise - can inject a sense of ‘fun’ in a way that works.

    Plus, I give my favourite film of 19 other genres and talk a bit about each one.

    Nope review coming tomorrow!

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★½

    Favourite Film of Each Genre vid HERE

    I’m not as crazy about Us as I am about Get Out. It’s still a solid film, don’t get me wrong, and it’s plenty ambitious, but I don’t think all the pieces come together as cohesively as they could. 

    With Get Out, I felt the script was the strongest element. Here, I feel it’s the performances. Lupita Nyong’o especially is just riveting, and displays a wide range of extreme emotions.

    Michael Abels’ score…

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★½

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

    My Favourite Film of Each Genre

    Rewatched in anticipation of Nope.

    This is how you balance tension and comedy. Lil Rel Howery in particular is hysterical, but the humour is always placed in a part of the script that either doesn’t undercut tension, or disarms you by luring you into a false sense of security before laying on the horror. 

    Great script, great performances, great directing - particularly all the little details of foreshadowing, symbolism, etc. I feel like I…

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    In case you missed it, My Favourite Film of Each Genre video is out >>> HERE

    Back later in the week to review Nope!