Favorite films

  • Lost in Translation
  • Under the Skin
  • Blue Velvet
  • Raise the Red Lantern

Recent activity

  • The Girl with All the Gifts


  • Station Eleven


  • Scream VI


  • Sweetie, You Won't Believe It


Pinned reviews

  • Burning



    March around the world - South Korea

    If you have any intention of watching this film the best way is to go in cold.

    I was blown away... Burning is terrific, defying all expectations. Not for a while has a film left me speechless once the credits roll and that's what this film did.

    Even while watching it's hard to pinpoint what is happening in Burning... in the best possible way. Starting as a charming love story then slowly turning…

  • When Marnie Was There

    When Marnie Was There


    March around the world - 14/30 - Japan

    This effort from Studio Ghibli is simply stunning, everything about it. Animation doesn't need to be mentioned from this studio although it may be the best I've witnessed or at least to my preference I mean it's delicately stunning.

    Marnie seems to be one of the studio's minor efforts. However, it is possibly my favourite so far. The emotional charge of the film came out of the blue. Dealing with friendship, loneliness,…

Recent reviews

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    The Girl with All the Gifts


    I came back to this after reading the page-turner of a novel. The book is superior on most fronts. However, this is a solid adaptation with an excellent score to boot.

    Prior Review

  • Station Eleven

    Station Eleven


    "I don’t want to live the wrong life and die…."

    It was a mistake to watch this so soon after reading the novel which is one of the more beautiful books I've read in a long time.

    The narrative changes are necessary for a 10-part TV series as it needs to have some dramatic flair. Unfortunately, that means changing some of the motivations of the characters, and the biggest change is Kirsten who gets really irritating and bothersome. However, the…

Popular reviews

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood


    I’m becoming obsessed - I love the whole thing the fake movie scenes, chilling out in cars, the bromance, di caprio’s engaging melancholic character arc, Pitts purposefully problematic persona, Tate as the periphery of change, all the side characters (I take to a different one each time), the what if ending that defines a fairytale, the unease of knowing where that night really went, the marvellous use of the Rolling Stones Out Of Time etc etc... ok maybe there were too many feet but I can live. 

    I think this predictably divisive film is Tarantinos late career masterpiece.

  • The Invitation

    The Invitation


    Horror x52 - Female Director

    Covered in a shroud of intense dread from the very beginning, intentions and motifs are not clear but you know something terrifyingly strange is going on. As we enter the setting (Not unlike the Sharon Tate, Manson murder setting - gives me chills just thinking about it) there is a slow and meditative build-up of claustrophobic paranoia... that keeps going and going, until you can almost take no more.

    It is beautifully done from the…