Harry W

18 / Filmmaker / Screenwriter / iPhoneographer

Favorite films

  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Chungking Express
  • Annie Hall
  • Twin Peaks: The Return

Recent activity

  • Spring Breakers


  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio


  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

  • Women Talking


Pinned reviews

  • Dazed and Confused

    Dazed and Confused


    You know, the '68 Democratic Convention was probably the most bitchin' time I ever had in my life

    In regards to Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, Bruce Springsteen once spoke of the very first “snare shot” of the 1965 album’s first track, Like a Rolling Stone, as like “somebody kicking open the door to your mind” - If Elvis freed your body, then Dylan freed your brain. Richard Linklater’s 1993 cult classic Dazed & Confused opens in a similarly booted way, with the…

  • Manhattan



    Chapter One. He was as tough and romantic as the city he loved. Behind his black-rimmed glasses was the coiled sexual power of a jungle cat

    How can we be so selfish and yet so selfless? So kind, and yet so inconsiderate? So content, and yet constantly dissatisfied? Movie characters are only ever one thing; Skywalker is feeble until he is heroic, Corleone is quietly warm until he is dangerously cold, and Starling is inexperienced until she is fearless - but…

Recent reviews

  • Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers


    I don’t know. The divisive nature of Korine’s cult hit here is perhaps what makes it so invigorating even now. Do you think it’s the perfect reflection of our shallow, hustler hive mind existence and how the bored middle class is pulled into urban danger seeking excitement, or is it a vacuous ninety five minute music video that has happened to stumble across relevance and somehow aged like fine wine? With Korine, there’s clearly no shortage of style, and it…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once


    Second watch - “overwhelming” and “intimidating” are different words, but they’re not mutually exclusive. Everything Everywhere All At Once presents the former by intent and avoids the latter with precision. There’s no wonder the Daniels’ latest film has swept the cinematic canvas (and the Oscars) so convincingly, as you’d be hard pressed to find a film as bafflingly inventive and brilliantly authentic. The influences of online culture and our constant diverted attention are far from subtle, nor are the endless intertextual…

Popular reviews

  • The Batman

    The Batman


    Don’t throw your life away
    Don’t worry honey, I’ve got nine

    The Bat, the Cat and the Rat. Matt Reeves’ The Batman is less about a caped crusader, and more about the world’s greatest detective; confronting the sheer brains of the iconic character, rather than the brawn. As a neo-noir, The Batman relishes in the intricacies of the genre; yes, Pattison’s dark knight is a moody cynic who would rather inflict pain on the working class than go to therapy,…

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I’m God’s lonely man” 

    Perverted romance. Bickle, Travis. New York’s neon glow has never looked sexier, as the yellow beacon of a big apple taxi cab wipes away rain from its windshield. Water to wash away the filth. Travis Bickle awaits the day when the scum of the street are scrubbed away, as he speaks to a future assassination target; oblivious to the fact that without the scum, he couldn’t and wouldn’t exist. 

    As an exploration of existentialism and heroism…