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  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★★

    The quintessential mid-late 20s movie

  • Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

    Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

    ★★½

    This has Lizzie McGuire The Movie syndrome meaning the songs are catchy enough and it has just enough high points to make you remember the film as probably being better than it actually is. Still worth buying into because if nothing else the goofy reminder of laughter and the unity that Eurovision brings is something we sorely need right now.

    Stray observations
    - Rachel McAdams is a gem.

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  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    ★½

    If Alien is the Beyonce of this genre
    Then Life is the other members of Destiny's Child
    Which makes Cloverfield Paradox the Kidz Bop version of the song

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★½

    An (admittedly lazy) comparison given its setting is that this is a poor man's Bergman crossed with some of the perversions of Von Trier and some of the deadpan humor of Kaurismaki. But in combining them together what you get is fractions of each without fully realizing any of its potentials.

    The first hour - 75 minutes of this is super engaging. Aster, as he did with Hereditary, builds this atmosphere that is rife with this underlying tension/anticipation for what's…