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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★

    the most horrifying part of my experience going to the cinema for this film was realising that I was in the wrong screening when the titles for Rocketman appeared

  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    first post-credits scene: chef's kiss!!

    second post-credits scene: retracts chef's kiss

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  • First Love

    First Love

    ★★★½

    Cannes Q&A interview

    Q: "Lots of movies are called First Love, why did you choose that name?"

    Miike: "To make money"

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    "The bar is accuracy" - Eggers at Cannes Q&A

    Holy fuck. This movie is a technical masterpiece. The sheer level of craft in its black and white cinematography, sound design, dialogue and physical performances is unbelievable. I don't think I've seen a modern film that's so effective at throwing its audience into an authentic time and place through the use of things like a square aspect ratio, without coming across as a gimmick or pastiche.

    Going to be nigh on impossible for anything else in Cannes this year to top this.

    P.S. in the Q&A Willem Dafoe neither confirmed nor denied that the farting was real