Favorite films

  • In the Mood for Love
  • Taxi Driver
  • Joint Security Area
  • Bicycle Thieves

Recent activity

  • Herakles

  • My Best Fiend

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

  • The Toxic Avenger

Recent reviews

  • Herakles


    Herzog's first film, made when he was 19, and he considers it his apprenticeship, rather than going to film school.

    Clearly a man that's always been interested in obsession and sacrifice in pursuit of goals, here with shots of body builders working out, or the 24 hour les man races. Both cases putting bodies (and machines) through a lot of strain in order to achieve an impossible goal, a Herculean task.

    Herzog doesn't think much of it, and it quite…

  • My Best Fiend

    My Best Fiend

    Kinski, his behaviour on set and his relationship with Herzog are the stuff of infamy. There are larger than life stories of his behaviour, often apocryphal and ridiculous tales, often encourages by Herzog, who doesn't mind stretching the truth for a little bit of myth making himself.

    This is a slight, and personal documentary about their relationship, and perhaps tries to answer the question of why Herzog kept working with him, if he was as monstrous as his reputation, and…

Popular reviews

  • What's Love Got to Do with It?

    What's Love Got to Do with It?

    There's two movies for the price of one here, one of them interesting and genuinely powerful, and the other one is starring Lily James.

    What we have is a story about arranged / assisted marriages, with British-Pakistani Kazim marrying Lahore based Maymouna, as set up by their parents. We follow their relationship, and explore these arranged marriages through Zoe, a documentary filmmaker. The part of the film that engages with arranged marriages, and not in a cliched or simplistic way…

  • See How They Run

    See How They Run

    I've got a little bit of the mediocre murder mystery bug today, and this fits the mould nicely. It opens by lampshading the whole genre and exactly what to expect here, zipping through the mandatory prologue, character introductions, then the murder and the arrival of a detective on set.

    We have a murder mystery on the set of a murder mystery stage play, involving writers, directors and actions in the world of murder mysteries. It's not a deconstruction or a…