• Soldier Boy

    Soldier Boy


    Way to drawn out.

  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon


    Another genius Kubrick film. Almost every shot looks like a painting in some way which makes the fact it was all shot under natural light even more impressive. The constant camera zoom outs are really brilliant and really add to the balance of the film as a character study and also an epic period drama. I think that Barry Lyndon is probably the best written Kubrick character. The changes and the arc he goes through during the film arent really…

  • Psycho



    Being such an old film and special effects having moved on soooo much from when this was released I wasn’t really expecting to be scared at all by Psycho but whilst things like the shower scene don’t have the same shock factor as they did in 1960, Hitchcock shows why he is a master at building up tension here. From the minute Marion arrives at the motel to the minute the film ends, you’re on edge. Partly due to Bernard…

  • Oppenheimer



    The best film of the 2020s so far. Oppenheimer is up there with Nolan’s very best films and uses many of his typical tropes whilst also going to new heights in special effects and acting in his films.

    Not enough can be said about the performances in this film particularly for Cilian Murphy and Robert Downey Junior who are ridiculously good and have to be the front runners for best actor and best supporting actor now. None of the performances…

  • Barbie



    Saw this second in the Barbenheimer double feature. Very funny most of the time but also slightly cringey in some parts- the beach battle was a bit to far. I got personally called out when the film criticised mansplaining the Godfather (I’d previously mansplained the 2001 scene earlier in the film to my friend next to me) but that and the ZSJL gags were two of the best of the film.

    I’ll talk about Oppenheimer tomorrow because it was too good to put into words yet.

  • The Many Saints of Newark

    The Many Saints of Newark


    I finished the series yesterday which no doubt deserves to be recognised as one of the greatest TV series ever- it was very enjoyable from start to finish and I was excited to watch this especially because of how legendary Dickie Moltisanti is played up to be in the sopranos. I was very disappointed. It is completely incoherent, taking on too many plot points all of which are underdeveloped and there is certainly no space in the film to go…

  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

    Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One


    It was depressing walking into the cinema with everyone else dressed in pink or black for Barbie and/or Oppenheimer knowing I have to wait till Tuesday but this was really good too. I think part 2 has the potential to be the best mission impossible film for certain (fallout is still the best as of right now) but for a film that’s really all a build up to an incredible part 2- much like deathly hallows part 1- it was…

  • Wings for Wheels: The Making of 'Born to Run'

    Wings for Wheels: The Making of 'Born to Run'


    Pretty decent documentary about the best album of all time. Saw him live on Saturday and it was one of the best things I’ve ever seen.

  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

    Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny


    I’d give this a longer review but my web page thought it was a wonderful time to reload just as I finished my longer review and I can’t be bothered to write it all out again. I found it very enjoyable for the most part although the 20 minutes or so before the very final scene was a load of shit. Not the level of the original trilogy but easily better than Crystal skull.

  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull


    Lot of stuff that’s very good but some major problems stop it from being a great film. Certain action sequences like the warehouse chase, Amazon chase and the motorbike chase (so basically all the chases) are pretty great and feel quite reminiscent of the original trilogy. The plot has some good points but to be honest I think a film about Indiana Jones just looking for El Dorado without the added alien element would’ve been better (even if it was…

  • The Grandmother

    The Grandmother


    The 3.6 rating shows that people think anything experimental is automatically great. There are a few interesting ideas but from such a highly respected director you’d expect better. There’s being very weird and then there’s the grandmother.

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade


    Rare for the third films in trilogies to be better than the second but this is one of the exceptions. Last crusade isn’t quite raiders level for me but I see more and more why some people prefer it. This is the best Indy film at dealing with relationships between characters (particularly shown by Indy and his father’s relationship.) Its plot is very well done and the criticism that a very small amount of people have that the film is…