Favorite films

  • Umberto D.
  • The Lady Eve
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Uncut Gems

Recent activity

  • Spencer


  • King Richard


  • Benedetta


  • Under the Volcano


Recent reviews

  • Spencer




    I hate Royals and Royalty with a vengeance. Particularly the British Royal Family, gets on my, erm, tits. Their parasitic existence, their living in opulence, the way they speak and behave, everything about them . So Larrain’s choice of portraying Diana as a victim (much like he did with Jackie), and the rest of them pretty much as prisoners of tradition and protocol doesn’t sit well at all with me.

    But. But his decision to render everything in an…

  • King Richard

    King Richard



    King Richard is unabashedly feelgood and formulaic, but honest and unpretentious and pretty well mounted and acted.

    It tells the story of two of the most talented, successful (female) athletes to ever exist through their father and focussing on their father. It may seem an odd choice, but Richard Williams is a fascinating and singular character, much more interesting than his daughters. Smith gives an Oscar-baiting performance as the laser-focussed Richard Williams, that is actually pretty great, at turns…

Popular reviews

  • Dunkirk




    If films are judged according to how often and how well they hit their apparent targets (and they should), then Dunkirk is near flawless. Nolan has explained that he wanted to portray the rescue mission of allied troops from France at the beginning of WWII not as a traditional war film but as a thriller, a tale of suspense and survival, and he has managed to do exactly that. Even for a film telling a well known story, this…

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One



    Oh dear, this is not very good is it? I haven’t read Ernest Cline’s 2011 hit book on which this is based but it is hard to imagine that it’s any less hackneyed than the film. The book is supposed to be a fan letter to ’80s pop culture, set in a world where icons from movies, games and TV became real. But the film, though at times technically pretty impressive (of course it is, come on its Spielberg), is…