• Bullet Train

    Bullet Train

    ★★★½

    despite some debatable english accents, this was really fun to watch. had a great cast, unique and stylish action scenes, a story with lots of revelations, twists and turns but it was never hard to follow, and even though it was set in one place for the majority, it didn't feel stagnant or sluggish. the main negative for me was that at some points it felt like it relied too much on humour when it didn't need to, and sometimes…

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    Where the Crawdads Sing

    ★★½

    very average, nothing special about it but wasn't painfully boring either, but it's also 100% forgettable. the screenplay is very questionable and some of the serious deliveries of certain lines were unintentionally hilarious, land if it wasn't for them telling us what year it was each point, i would have had no idea when it was set because there's pretty much 0 visual representation of the time period. daisy edgar-jones is good but couldn't break through the overall 'meh-ness' of…

  • Not Okay

    Not Okay

    ★★★

    feel like this is the PG version of a story that should've been told from an '18/R rated' point of view. they tried to make it quirky in places where it didn't need to be, and i wish they'd delved more into how fucked of a person she has to have been to have done something like that. it seems like a bit of a missed opportunity, because it's a very original premise, but it has a great performance from…

  • 28 Days Later

    28 Days Later

    ★★★★

    was almost perfect until the last 5 minutes... the ending felt like a cop out, but the rest of it was probably one of the most spine-tingling, jumpy and thrilling horror films i've seen in a long time. i LOVE the way it was shot - made it so much more intense and scary. as well as it being scary, it was also v v sad - the note from his parents at the beginning made me tear up.. and…

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★

    watched this when i was like 12 and when i used to manically watch films without taking anything in, so this is kind of a second first watch. it’s a classic, but for me the ending is what makes it a classic - how in the last 5 or 10 minutes his fate does a full 180, and how intensely the power of the media is, and the opinions they put forward. the score is brilliant, and i loved the…

  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    ★★

    200 million spent... for what... a basic and empty screenplay, the same action scene in different places and cut in the same, messy way, great actors in vacant roles, chaotic and confused visual effects and a rip off of so many films that came before it? cool. the russo brothers either have too many visions or no vision at all, and that's something they need to figure out because even though there's a lot going on in this film, it…

  • Fantastic Planet

    Fantastic Planet

    ★★★★½

    uhhhh this is one of the coolest things i’ve ever seen. the animation is immaculate, and each shot looks like it could be a piece of artwork. the plot i know will have a lot more meanings than what i was able to get from it, and even though story wise i was a little confused at points, i didn’t care at all because it was so fascinating to watch. i need to find or there needs to be more…

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★★½

    v chilling, and successfully created a tense atmosphere throughout it, which was mainly built and elevated by the score and ethan hawke’s performance. the ending was pretty predictable and wasn’t as satisfying as i thought it was going to be (i’ve kind of already forgotten how it ended), but it’s really gripping up until the last 15 minutes or so. but ethan hawke announcing today that he’s at the beginning of his last act of being an actor… goodnight and goodbye

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    ★★★★½

    one of the cutest, most tender and most touching films i’ve seen in a long time. it’s an original and exquisitely told story of grief, that’s filled with hope and is one that is incomparable to any other on that topic. celina sciamma seems to know exactly how to locate and pierce your heart, and sometimes she decides to melt it, and other times she decides to make it explode. this falls into the melting category, but this time.. jesus she melted that bitch INTENSELY.

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★★

    if cavemen could look into the future and see that this was the product of their survival they would be so proud. sidney running away at school in the campest way possible for absolutely no reason. gail weathers’ yellow outfit. taking the piss out of horror films whilst lovingly celebrating them. perfection.

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    ★★★★

    another one that i'm embarrassed to only just now be watching, and it wasn't at all what i expected, and i was very pleasantly surprised. this is the definition of a comfort film, a classic and original comedy, and one where the 'rewatchability' is astronomical. john hughes is so great at depicting the teenage experience, from the angst to the family dynamics to the feelings towards the impossible yet possible dreams and hopes for the future that you have when…

  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★★★½

    this film is a pretty dream that quickly transforms into a fucking nightmare, but the type of nightmare where you go to sleep and kinda hope you'll have it again. it's painful, disgusting, hypnotic, sad, funny, gross, horny and completely fucked. so therefore i loved it.