• Drive-Away Dolls

    Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★★½

    Almost like if a Coen directed and rewrote a Shane Black script—it has a real freewheeling, light energy of a future midnight movie staple. You can tell that Ethan’s the lighter, sillier one of the brothers because it doesn’t have that underlying nihilism of a classic Coen joint. It’s definitely minor Coen for sure but it has one thing that most modern comedies don’t: Margaret Qualley superbly activating unhinged goofball chaos mode. I’m repeating myself again by saying that she…

  • Mean Girls

    Mean Girls

    ★½

    Definitively the fast fashion of movies. Every musical sequence has the energy of me on four hours’ sleep. Mean Girls (2004) is tacky in a complimentary early 2000s way, this is tacky in a straight-to-streaming, low energy, minimal effort way. All the Gen Z additions made me vomit in my mouth a bit—sorry Tina (I still think you’re great)!

  • One Day

    One Day

    ★★★★

    Well that was monumentally devastating, I’m going to end it all.

  • This Is Me…Now

    This Is Me…Now

    ★★

    JLo is the third Wachowski sister.

  • Madame Web

    Madame Web

    Super-powered Dakota Johnson goes gonzo with a bunch of girls in a mind-bending thriller extravaganza where the limits of Ms Dakota’s ability will be tested: Awful Edition. Making a ‘superhero’ joint mostly be the opening of a Final Destination instalment on loop is a genuinely unhinged choice—plus, if you watch closely, you will notice some subtle references to the lore of Spider-Man! Ezekiel Sims will return as the big bad for Spider-Man 4, trust me. Watching this with my amazing Melbourne friends made this an unforgettable experience.

  • The Marvels

    The Marvels

    Letterboxd user @Riley_Danson wanted to put this on so now I’ve seen the film ‘The Marvels’ twice. Dar-Benn is a force to be reckoned with. Kelsey Grammer IS Beast.

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★★½

    One of the best rom-coms of the decade. I am clinically in love with Tom Hardy.

  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    ★★★★

    I’ve decided my favourite moment in this is when Ralph Fiennes momentarily slips into Voldemort mode and screams ‘you’re an idiot’ in Benedict’s face.

  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    ★★★★

    Benedict Cumberbatch vs. Oscar Isaac in The Gambling Master. Coming 2025. Schrader and Wes co-write and co-direct.

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    ★★★★★

    You can obviously talk about Wes all you want but Noah as co-writer really did his dress rehearsal for Marriage Story and White Noise here.

  • American Fiction

    American Fiction

    ★★★

    Woah, this is just like the Argylle (2024, dir. Matthew Vaughn) when you think about it!

  • Shane Gillis: Beautiful Dogs

    Shane Gillis: Beautiful Dogs

    ★★★★

    Navy SEALS… cowards!