• The Killer

    The Killer


    The sequel is Fassbender's Amazon delivery driver tracking him down only to wonder why he doesn't know or care who he is.

  • Dumb Money

    Dumb Money


    Decent but incredibly derivative in aesthetic to the far superior Social Network. The pacing, score and cinematography feel like a direct rip off of Fincher's seminal work to a pretty distracting degree.

    There's also the sense that this is all in such a desperate rush to be first to tell this story that it all feels a little too recent to effectively dramatise.

    There's a great cast but I'm not sure anyone really goes beyond caricature and the emotional beats could definitely have been stronger. Worth watching but nothing special.

  • The Substitute

    The Substitute


    With a really sensitive and beautifully portrayed lead performance this familiar story is given an emotional anchor that draws us in. The setting, cinematography and tone are really strong, an enjoyable watch. Love me some Argentine cinema.

    Watched on Netflix

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network



    Fincher proved here that he can make corporate fuckovers and elite lawsuits feel as riveting and twisted as serial killers. The man and all the people he surrounds himself are absolute masters of their craft. Sorkin has never fit better with a director, his writing here is mined for the wry cynicism and dark underhandedness while avoiding his trademark schmaltz.

    Reznor and Ross went so much harder than anyone would have expected them to. An absolutely frentic, pulsating, funny and melancholic masterpiece.

    21st rewatch.

  • Totally Killer

    Totally Killer


    Slash To The Future

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


    We were robbed of two more of these.

    Craig is so fucking cool as a semi clueless investigative reporter and Rooney Mara is iconic.

    Fincher directs the whole thing with such cold, slick style. The match cut from Lizbeth speeding her motorbike across the bridge to Mikael being dragged across the basement floor by a rope is fucking amazing.

  • Old Dads

    Old Dads


    Love Bill Burr but this is barely a movie. So half assed and unfunny with little to no reason to exist.

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon


    Astounding, quite possibly Scorsese's greatest achievement.

    Watched in IMAX, Cineworld Dublin

  • Zodiac



    Just so intricate, devastating and terrifying. A labyrinthine study of obsession and violence directed to perfection by one of the all time cinematic masters. It's absorbing, mysterious, complex and often very funny. Ruffalo and Downey Jr. give career best performances in an incredibly dense and impressive ensemble, love Gyllenhaal, Carroll Lynch, Sevigny, Edwards and Cox too,

    Finally bumping this up to a five on the 5th rewatch. Such an achievement. That second Hurdy Gurdy man needle drop always gives me chills.

    Rewatched on Netflix

  • No One Will Save You

    No One Will Save You



    I was dropping some serious lid during this one and had to rewatch certain sections but I found it pretty overloaded with repetitive somewhat bland moments that felt derivative of better alien invasion films such as Nope, A Quiet Place and Signs.

    I admire the approach but also found it quite dull and ineffective and the strict adherence to not speaking felt pretty forced at times. The character design is pretty uninspired though there are a few interesting moments of weirdness that make it stand out on its own at times.

    Worth a watch but not a patch on its recent, far more successful contemporaries.

  • Beckham


    I was obsessed with Beckham as a 9-12 year old (even did my hair in a geeky mohawk) so this was really nostalgic and quite moving at times.

    Was actually quite surprised how well David and Victoria came across, that shot of Beckham giving a Spanish paparazzi shit en español made me totally rethink how I've viewed him over the years. Seems like a humble, well adjusted bloke who has aged like fine wine.

  • Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    Crazy, Stupid, Love.


    Extremely entertaining and with a brilliantly funny twist but the ending annoys me every time.