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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    I wish I had been into comics as a kid.

    They weren't something that I was ever introduced to: my parents never gave me one, none of my friends read them and I was too young to watch the superhero films that came out in the 2000s. I own a few comics now, but they are just random issues that I bought from flea markets because I liked the artwork. For my 19th birthday, a bunch of my uni friends…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    ★★½

    so me and a friend crashed the premiere of this in london in 2014 and we met andrew garfield over the barrier and he said that he couldn't take pictures with us but that we could each have a hug instead and that a hug was way better than a picture anyway and he was right and it was the purest interaction i have ever had with someone in my life

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  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing

    ★★★★★

    it’s been a month since i last wrote something about a film.

    it’s been two months since i set myself up to watch more films.

    it’s been three months since i was at university thinking the most stressful thing coming up was my dissertation hand.

    my absence from writing about films, and really watching films, wasn’t necessarily intentional. there has been so much happening, both in my personal life and the wider world. the day after i wrote that last…

  • Shrek 2

    Shrek 2

    ★★★★★

    how can a single moment in a film be the ultimate siege break in, romantic comedy climax, chase scene set piece and musical number all rolled into one?

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★

    Yesterday I thought that Alicia Vikander was boring, today I think that she is glorious - my opinion of an actor has never changed so quickly between films. 

    Part of A Film A Day

  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon

    ★★★★

    Coming out is a strange thing.

    For me, it happened in dribs and drabs in the year after I turned 18.

    I told one friend on a train, another in Five Guys, a third sitting on my sofa at home. I accidentally came out to a bunch of people at a house party when a girl on tinder sent me a bitchy reply and I called her, well, a bitch. I'm pretty sure I told most of my university friends…