• Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home


    Continuing the MCU rewatch with James who recently watched all the Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield films (most of which he’d never seen) to prep 

    And yeah I still love this, plot holes, flaws and all 
    It’s just fun, full of life, action packed, emotional, nostalgic and entertaining. 

    And I really do hope as a fan that we get to see more of Maguire and Garfield in the future

  • Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Loki Season 2

    Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Loki Season 2

    Just some of the best post-Endgame MCU storytelling 

    Loki is top tier MCU

  • Wicked Little Letters

    Wicked Little Letters


    “In the end I think it’s just jealousy.”

    Energetic, emotional and expletive-filled, Wicked Little Letters is an entertaining comedic true tale filled with hearty laughs and haughty attitudes that explores a shocking, surprising and profanity-laced episode in British history, oft overlooked until now, to uproarious effect. 

    Discussion Points:
    Once you get passed the cursing and swearing, Wicked Little Letters is a genuinely empowering affair that pursues justice and avoids judgment. Jessie Buckley’s loveable foul-mouthed Irishwoman is a stark contrast to…

  • Napoleon



    “I am destined for greatness, but those in power only see me as a sword.”

    Epic, egotistical but uneven, Napoleon is an equally powerful and pathetic depiction of a military master, poor politician and pithy partner, fulled by pride and brought down by a lack of prudence with Ridley Scott’s masterful style sadly saddled with messy substance that not even handsomely mounted battle scenes can salvage. 

    Discussion Points:
    I’m somewhat of a Ridley Scott aficionado according to some. I’ve not…

  • The Critic

    The Critic


    “You need to be more balanced. 
    People read me because I’m direct.”

    Mean-spirited, cruel and cold, The Critic is a judgemental and vindictive drama with a manipulative Ian McKellan driving a series of unlikeable and callous events filled with selfishness, vanity and despair that will leave audiences feeling empty and apathetic. 

    Discussion Points:
    I did not care for this film. It’s just spiteful and cruel. It’s vapid, ending on a dour note that leaves a bad taste in the mouth.…

  • Please Don't Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain

    Please Don't Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain


    An enjoyable entertaining buddy comedy made by genuine friends who have genuine comedic chemistry

    The final third is the best third with some cracking lines and fun cameos 

    Definitely plays like a movie made be guys who’ve only ever made short form internet comedy before hand as it plays more like a series of escapades than a cohesive film 

    Would love to see more stuff from the Please Don’t Destroy boys tho. Easily my fav part of SNL in recent years!

  • Camino De Santiago: Faith Walk

    Camino De Santiago: Faith Walk


    Kristin and Peter’s personal and intimate travel documentary covers faith, history, culture, and aspects of Catholicism as they set out on a historic pilgrimage with four goals:

    - Look for God in all places
    - Connect with people
    - Be the people we want to be
    - Be replenished physically, emotionally, spiritually

    Across their journey, these four goals are met numerous times as they experience God, are spurred on by other pilgrims, challenged to grow, and leave Spain with renewed…

  • The Great Escaper

    The Great Escaper


    “He’s in France. 
    At 90!?
    Well yes, he has done it before, only then they were shooting at him.”

    Playful, poignant and pensioner-packed, The Great Escaper is a moving and triumphant true tale of one man’s journey to honour his fallen comrades and find closure with the supporting of his loving wife, in a film focused on integrity, character and the ties that bind us. 

    Discussion Points:
    If this does end up being Sir Michael Caine’s final performance, he is…

  • Uproar



    “You don’t know what it’s like to not fit in.”

    Hilarious, heartfelt and healing, Uproar is a Kiwi coming-of-age charmer with heavy doses of heart and humour and a fantastic Julian Dennison at its core in a journey through heritage, identity, courage and making your voice heard that will leave audiences cheering. 

    Discussion Points:
    I was born in NZ but moved to Australia when I was 5, and haven’t been back to visit since I was 9. Which means I…

  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest


    “Rudi likes to call me the Queen of Auschwitz”

    Powerful, haunting and disquieting, The Zone of Interest is a striking depiction of the plain face of evil and the mundanity of immorality in a deeply disturbing, detached and delicate exploration of the nature of evil that impresses its horror onto the viewer, as the shadows of the Holocaust sit against an idyllic family life. 

    Discussion Points:
    Jonathan Glazer demonstrates immense restraint. The horrors are never shown. But their shadow looms…

  • Dance First

    Dance First


    “Dance first, think later. It’s the natural order.”

    Reflective, ruminant and reposed, Dance First is an illuminative insight into the mind, work, life and loves of Irish writer Samuel Beckett with a brilliant Gabriel Byrne and Fionn O’Shea portraying the flawed genius through his eventful, narratively rich life, in an episodic film with play-like structure and Beckettianly absurd framing that vulnerablises a lofty figure. 

    Discussion Points:
    I’m only loosely familiar with the works of Samuel Beckett. He lived a creatively…

  • In the Land of Saints and Sinners

    In the Land of Saints and Sinners


    “You never asked me what I did for a living.”

    Sombre, sentimental and shotgun-soaked, In the Land of Saints and Sinners is a solid Irish crime thriller with a pensive Liam Neeson and a fiery Kerry Condon clashing in a quiet coastal town to explosive effect against the simmering tensions of the Troubles. 

    Discussion Points:
    What if The Irishman, but he was actually Irish and in Ireland. It’s refreshing to see Liam Neeson in a quality film that isn’t some…