• Scream 4

    Scream 4

    ★★★½

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    For a 4th entry in a horror saga, really not bad at all! Has the tension, humour, meta commentary, mystery and fun that you want out of a film like this. Only major problem for me is I just don’t care about the new crop of characters as much as I do about the legacy ones.

    Not sure what it is about Scream movies but even the more recent ones feel like they came out in the 90’s, and I say that as a compliment. I guess because they don’t take themselves too seriously.

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    ★★★★

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    The only way I can describe this is as a massive breath of fresh air. It’s like being plucked out of your life and shown it from a new perspective; one that makes you appreciate the little things and wonder why you spend so much time sweating the small stuff. 

    And yet, it can deliver that message without feeling heavy in the least. Just an absolute fun breeze of a movie. 

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    8/10

  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ★★★★½

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    If I had to recommend one film for everyone to see, it would be this. It has everything from laughs to tears, gorgeous animation to iconic songs, and the circle of life theme is timeless.

    A menacing villain and a collection of memorable, scene-stealing side characters also don’t hurt matters.

    What more can I say? It’s The Lion King.


    9/10

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★

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    That rare film that really surprised me as to how much I liked it. The direction, score, cinematography, world-building, tone and performances are all fantastic - in particular Dev Patel impressed me.

    The ending is a little anticlimactic, but it opts for more of a character moment than a big fight scene, so don’t go in expecting any big battle sequences. 

    Some of the visuals here are fucking awesome too. I wish I’d seen this…

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★

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    Wasn’t too bothered about this after watching the trailer, but actually enjoyed it quite a bit! The musical numbers are catchy and Andrew Garfield gives a really likeable performance, plus I love any film about someone trying to pursue their dreams. 

    The ending got pretty real and dark and I actually found it really emotional. My favourite musical since La La Land.

    The editing is a little abrasive in parts, the general narrative…

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    ★★★★½

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    Decided this is the Wes Anderson film that clicks with me the most. As gorgeous as his live action films are, the quirkiness and almost emotionless characters just don’t really work for me.

    In animation, for whatever reason, I can suspend my disbelief a little more, and fall into the story. Fantastic Mr Fox was a book I read as a kid, so maybe…

  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★★

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    Fuck it, decided this is my favourite film. It’s not set in stone and I’ve never really had just one favourite, but for the purposes of people asking, I’ll say this!

    Crazy amounts of nostalgia for it, and in a weird way, I think it ages better the more we get these huge mega superhero movies, as it’s such a pure version of that and in my opinion is the quintessential superhero origin story. 

    I…

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    ★★★★★

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    As someone who turns 26 this year, I can’t quite fathom that PTA directed this at the same age. The maturity, complexity and command of his craft to pull off a project as emotionally involved yet cinematically ambitious as this is nothing short of breathtaking. 

    From the opening oner (probably the best at the time since GoodFellas, and obviously inspired by Touch of Evil), you know you’re in good hands.

    I’m assuming people knew back…

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★★

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    On a bit of an MCU kick after watching No Way Home. This is a top 5 contender of the franchise for me. Sure, it doesn’t have the political commentary of Winter Soldier or the massive scale of Infinity War and Endgame, but sometimes all you’re looking for in a film is unadulterated fun, and it has that!

    The soundtrack, psychedelic visuals, humour and…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

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    Is this a well made film on just about every level? Yes. Would everyone be losing their minds if the roles were reversed and a 25 year old man kissed / flashed a 15 year old girl? Also yes.

    Not 100% sure how to feel about this, all things considered. The film’s intentions are kind of confusing. It tells us at every opportunity that Gary and Alana are not in a relationship, and yet seems…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★

    These films do not get the respect nor have the pop culture standing they deserve. Best trilogy of the 2010’s and features some of the best CGI ever.

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★

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    Posting this only to say that if you like Inside or Bo Burnham in general, you should watch Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous. Just binged the entire show on YouTube and it was fucking fantastic.

    At this point, when faced with the question, “Who’s your favourite comedian?” I really have no choice but to pick Bo. A multi-talented genius.