• David Baddiel: Jews Don't Count

    David Baddiel: Jews Don't Count

    ★★★★

    A really thought provoking and quite alarming and robust documentary from David Baddiel. It has without doubt changed the way I think.

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    Since watching Every Frame a Painting all those years ago, all I can do now is shout 'frame within a frame'(!) about 576 times as we watch along together...

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    ★★½

    I watched this for Patricia Arquette and Patricia Arquette alone. Laurence Fishbourne and Heather Langenkamp were obviously a bonus.

  • The Virtues

    The Virtues

    ★★★★

    I tried this when it came out and found it too bitter. But, If like me, you give this the space it deserves you find a Shane Meadows at his loosest and most expressive. This is adult stuff. No interjections of goofy levity. Its Ken Loach distilled, and then spread and rolled back out into its rightful form as a series. proper stuff.

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    ★★★★

    This is the Wes Anderson for all people - not overly bogged down by his still gestating, trademark style. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good! Something I would like him to go back and try again.

  • Russia 1985-1999: TraumaZone

    Russia 1985-1999: TraumaZone

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely fantastic. Not enough superlatives available. Adam Curtis has ascended to a new level. Nice and linear, very clear and very stark. He's who I look out for the most when it comes to learning of new stuff on the grapevine. Bravo.

  • Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

    Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

    ★★★

    I cant really talk because I did watch it (all of it) - but the juxtaposition of beautifully choreographed dolly, steadi and crane work and the degradation of the subject matter seemed unusual - I'm not sure in a good way.

  • Rise of the Nazis

    Rise of the Nazis

    ★★★½

    Really well researched BBC documentary. Especially the early eps surrounding the early to mid 30's and culminating in the 'Night of the Long Knives'.

  • Touching the Void

    Touching the Void

    ★★★★

    A public service announcement to put sensible people off alpine climbing.

  • Scary Movie

    Scary Movie

    ★★

    I don't know what compelled me - its just part of that bygone zeitgeist that I sometimes feel wistfully nostalgic for.

  • An Education

    An Education

    ★★★½

    A beautifully scripted; if rudimentarily shot, Carey Mulligan propulsion machine.

  • The Producers

    The Producers

    ★★★

    I think Ryan Gosling saw this young.