• Four Hours at the Capitol

    Four Hours at the Capitol

    It's truly a miracle that more people didn't die. It could have turned into a bloodbath.

    The most messed up thing is that even though this and many other awful things happened as a result of Trumps actions, I can't see anybody but him winning in 2024.

    America is nightmarish.

  • Silverton Siege

    Silverton Siege

    ★★½

    Run of the mill anti-apartheid film. It dosen't do anything remarkable but it's subject matter makes it an interesting watch non the less.

  • The Bubble

    The Bubble

    ½

    Unironically my favorite part was when they did the Tik Tok with the dinosaur.

    Is this the worst film I've ever seen?

    Probably not but it's close.

  • The King of Staten Island

    The King of Staten Island

    ★★★

    In the past Apatow's written some decent scripts that he's offloaded to better directors, but as far as films that he's written and directed himself go, well they're usually trainwrecks.

    That is of course until this one which is his best by a country mile. I have no idea who Pete Davidson is apart from being that guy who has a new big name celeb girlfriend every few years but I genuinely thought he was great. I did get the…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★

    Heavy spoilers

    Although I did enjoy the film i'm having a hard time understanding what actually happened.

    So the goal was to cure all the villains before sending them back to their various realities. But what happens in their reality when they return? For example, when Osbourn returns to his reality in the middle of his ultimate fight with Toby's spider-man he presumably just stops fighting and reconciles with Spider-man. This would instantly rewrite the time-line of that universe. Meaning…

  • The Weekend Away

    The Weekend Away

    ★★½

    Just like many other 'someone disappears in unusual circumstances films', it starts off strong but falls flat on its face at the end. I'm a sucker for narrative so I'm easily sucked into mystery thriller plot lines, it's just such a shame that so many films in the genre just can't hold the momentum through until the end.

    Not terrible, not great.

  • Fresh

    Fresh

    ★★

    I don't know what it says about me but that spaghetti and meatball dinner looked absolutely delicious.

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★½

    Only rewatched because the new chainsaw massacre film but the series back into my consciousness.

    While watching the new film I realised that I probably haven't seen the original in about 7 or 8 years which is far too long. The film really dosen't need any more validation from me but I still think it's probably one of the best horror films ever made. I'm really hard pushed to think of any others that come close to being as good, there are some but they are few and between.

    A stroke of genius.

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    In order for this film to work you have to assume that leatherface was at the very least just 20 years old in the first film. Already this is ridiculous as he was clearly older but for the sake of argument let's side with the writers of the new film and assume he was 20. This film takes place 50 years after which would make present day leatherface a very very nimble 70 year old. This guy runs around and…

  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★½

    I genuinely feel sorry for whatever actor has to play the Green Goblin when they inevitably re-boot the character in the newer films. Defoe has set the bar very very high.

    That scene where he's talking to himself as the goblin in the mirror is perfection.

  • The Cake

    The Cake

    I must be one of the very few Irish people of my generation that hasn't seen this before. I thought it was pretty awful to be honest. Not sure why Gleeson agreed to be in it as he was a pretty big name in 2001.

    Anyway, I finally watched it and will never watch it again.

  • Christine

    Christine

    ★★★★

    There are no convential film making beats here. No inciting incident, no character development and no plot progression. It ends exactly where it begins and absolutely nothing happens in the middle. It sounds painfully boring but I genuinely can't think of any other film-maker who can make something so mundane so compelling. Alan Clarke is a master of extreme realism and every frame of this short piece was a joy to experience.

    More traditional films about drugs generally go down…