Chris Browning

Chris Browning

librarian, book reader, comic and "things" writer, cat owner, hairy bloke

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  • Disorder in the Court

    Disorder in the Court

    ★★★★

    Enjoyable early Stooges at their best

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★★

    I’ve always been of the firm belief that as a genre crime fiction really does sum up the world in which it was made. And Knives Out, as well as bring enormously satisfying as a comedy thriller, is one of the very best films yet made about Trump’s America. Incredibly clever and beautifully done by absolutely everyone involved

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  • Gregory's Girl

    Gregory's Girl

    ★★★★★

    there are reasons why this is my favourite film of all time. it has all the strange, unalloyed creative joy of "that sinking feeling" but this time it's all been pulled together to create, as far as i'm concerned, the single best cinematic tale of growing up as a teenager ever: in literature, in television, in cinema. all of it. it's all here, which is kind of my definition of a masterpiece - it sets out to say everything possible…

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ½

    Silly of me it may be, but I couldn't face letting the pile of fetid nonsense that is Hereditary be my 6000th film on this webpage SO PLEASE CONSIDER THIS AS THE 6001st and whatever comes next as the true 6000th

    Anyway. Where to even start with this nonsense? Aster is undeniably talented - there are several scenes with brilliant ideas in the movie, and he can build tension beautifully. The problem is all those scenes don't even remotely cohere…