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Favorite films

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Phantom Thread
  • 12 Angry Men

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  • Dune

    ★★★★½

  • Blue Velvet

    ★★★★★

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★★★

  • Black Dynamite

    ★★★★★

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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    Watched between the 16th and 19th of July 2022

    Despite having seen this before, that final hour left me absolutely shaken to the core. I established in my recent review of the original series that the entire Twin Peaks Mythos is about SO much. And I think it’s here where all of that everything is completely up to your own interpretation. The most striking thing for me this time around is what it says to me about the passage of time.…

  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★½

    I love me some nihilistic cinema, but it’s so important for me that that stuff is balanced out by a film that acknowledges the bad in this world and within us, but ultimately has faith in the kindness of people… and behold Spider-Man 2. A pitch perfect portrait of mental illness under the guise of a superhero film, applying its supernatural struggles to that of unfortunately very common mental health issues. Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy works in completely different ways at…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    So sick. Finally moving it back up to a 9. Felt weird having it that high after only my second watch because I felt I wasn’t familiar enough with the film yet. Next to Fellowship of the Ring and Star Wars as one of the best introductions to a science fiction world. Despite having grown quite fond of Lynch’s Dune, this is an undeniably infinitely more coherently told and better paced narrative. Sews the seeds perfectly for future sequels. Not…

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★★

    Maybe the robins are here

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

    NO spoilers

    Spider-Man is my favourite superhero. When my alarm went off this morning, I was up in an instant. That hasn’t happened in over 2 years. I genuinely haven’t been as enthusiastic about anything in my life for ages like I was getting up this morning.

    This… lived up to the hype. Oh my god this was such an emotional experience. Encapsulates perfectly what makes Spider-Man such a personal character to me and SO many people around the world.…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    Eggers yet again proves himself as one of the most interesting and diverse filmmakers working at the minute. This is especially impressive considering the man only has 3 films so far. That’s how you know you’ve made an impression. I find most films with norse mythological elements inherently off putting. There’s a history of blandness in films with archaic aesthetics and characters brandishing swords (I personally find Gladiator unbelievably bland), but with recent films like this and The Green Knight,…