• National Theatre Live: Yerma

    National Theatre Live: Yerma

    I'm sure there were good things happening, but I was too turned off by all the fast talk mumbling. And those aggressive scene transitions...

    The filming of the theatre production was also poorly handled in the edit.

  • Fitting In

    Fitting In

    A good, thoughtful film that could have been great. Not every film has to be great, though. I really enjoyed the whole cast, I just felt like each character was one or two drafts away from their potential. I'm not selling it well, but it's worth seeing!

  • The Effect

    The Effect

    Took a bit to get going, but once it did after the first half hour or so, it got very interesting in its concept and it also got dramatically engaging.

    The cast delivered in surprising ways. I liked the two younger actors from other works, but appreciate them even more now. I didn't know the older actress, but she was excellent. The older actor, I only knew from NTL's Hamlet, and this was a very different vibe from that. I…

  • National Theatre Live: Chewing Gum Dreams

    National Theatre Live: Chewing Gum Dreams

    Well done one person show by Coel, but the filming of it was unfortunately very lofi. Her miniseries, I May Destroy You, is one I highly recommend though.

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    "Who am I?"
    "I don't know..."
    "That's right."

    I said so much in my initial Letterboxd review of FWWM, so if you want my clearest thoughts on this film, go there, because I'll just touch on a few additional things in this review.

    The opening credits get me every time. The sad theme song, the TV static in the background. Just those two things, followed by a TV getting smashed, tell us so much about the tone Lynch wants to…

  • National Theatre Live: Vanya

    National Theatre Live: Vanya

    I'm always such a sucker for Sonya's closing monologue about how she and Vanya will endure and live. It gets me every time.

    I wasn't sure what to expect coming into this. I love both Uncle Vanya and Andrew Scott, so the combination was undoubtedly going to be interesting, but for him to play every role -- I just didn't know how that would play out. Scott, of course, knocks it out of the park with his versatility and his…

  • Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks

    "I'll see you in the branches that blow in the breeze./I'll see you in the trees. Under the sycamore trees."

    I talked at length in my last Letterboxd review, so will be brief here.

    Just as Cooper is enthralled by the town of Twin Peaks, I keep finding myself drawn back to the show. Some of it is downright bad (ie Catherine's "disguise" in the first half of season two, every scene with Nadine, etc.), but a lot of it…

  • The Wedding Singer

    The Wedding Singer

    Have you ever asked yourself how the Julia Guglias of the world feel? No? Well maybe that's because this propaganda film has conditioned you to hate them. Justice for JGs.

  • Hundreds of Beavers

    Hundreds of Beavers

    It was a special experience, watching such a creative and unique film in a theatre. My favourite kind of Clown, where a likeable fool exists in a hostile world and must adapt to that world's systems. HoB kept effectively and naturally evolving, whenever I worried it would lose its steam. The left turns it took allowed it to stay fresh and entertaining. I loved it.

    A must-see classic, all in its own category.

  • Madame Web

    Madame Web

    The villain's voice was ADR the whole movie. It was like he was out of a Spaghetti Western, and not in a good way.

  • The Mask

    The Mask

    What a god damn maniac.

  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    It starts with a black screen that seems to last far too long. Finally, images appear onscreen, but we soon learn there's nothing to see here (*). At the heart of Hell, this family lives a life of luxury and privilege; however, Jonathan Glazer will not give them the luxury or the privilege of a dramatic narrative. Their story will not be made into a "story", in the cinematic sense. The Zone of Interest is anti-cinema that intentionally sabotages itself…