• All My Loving

    All My Loving

    An interesting curio with mostly British musicians of the day rambling on half-coherently and Frank Zappa being his usual insufferable self, with the full showing of the summary execution of Nguyễn Văn Lém, which I could have done without, and at the end a strangely nonchalant blazing young man, or even boy, to create some kind of forced dichotomy.

  • Lunatics: A Love Story

    Lunatics: A Love Story

    I can imagine the early days of the world wide web being very similar to this offbeat, hallucinatory yet strangely innocent little film.

  • Stay Tuned!

    Stay Tuned!

    A group of rookie employees at a television studio slowly realise that the so-called idiot of the group, the goofy and smiling Hanako, is actually a refreshing if chaotic addition to the company, whose shenanigans help to unearth stories and charm over members of the public.

    This short five-episode comedy is extremely charming, and the goings-on at Hoshi Terebi (星テレビ: Star TV) are a delight: recommended.

  • First Love

    First Love

    Flavourful.

  • Fire of Love

    Fire of Love

    The Life Volcanic.

  • Dont Look Back

    Dont Look Back

    Impressed with myself that I identified Allen Ginsberg lurking in the background of the opening scene, where Bobby is cardboard miming to Subterranean Homesick Blues; my knowledge of gay jewish beat poets remains unparalleled.

  • The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus

    The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus

    Ridley Scott films always deliver quality extra-long documentaries on their productions, from nascent ideas, through to the fleshing out of the script(s), from pre-production through to post-production - he and Peter Jackson really have the market on these, and this one clocks in at a healthy three hours forty minutes.

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    The Island of Dr Automaton.

  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    Prometheus would have been so much more satisfying if it had eschewed the corporate intrigue and focused more on the cosmic intrigue; many hints of the latter never fully explored, and felt more like a mash-up of Alien and Aliens than what it should have been, a hard sci-fi excavation of wonderment.

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin

    Seinfeld Season 1, Episode 4, ''Male Unbonding.''

  • The Menu

    The Menu

    Midsommar for foodies.

  • Hanukkah on Rye

    Hanukkah on Rye

    "Look to the cookie, Elaine."

    I have completed the holy viewing trifecta: The Shop Around the Corner, You've Got Mail, and now... Hanukkah on Rye.