• No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★

    Bring back alligators and news printing presses and upside-down toilet takedowns and all other forms of fun.

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★½

    There's plenty of parts I really, really enjoy. But ultimately it points to a Tarantino on the decline as a filmmaker rather than anything else. Its not in the same league as his earlier stuff. Lost is the stylistic, complicated yet coherent plotting and in its place is this meandering pastiche.

  • This Is England '86

    This Is England '86

    ★★★★

    I foolishly gave up on this years ago after just one episode. Yes it has a tv quality compared with the film. But with that comes tv depth. Once the Meadows directed eps 3 & 4 kick in it goes up a gear. Some of the best characters conceived are in here.

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★★

    Perfect turn your brain off and relax film. Great chemistry between the two leads. Genuinely weird film which does something new with the 'time loop' trope.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★

    First re-watch of 'Hereditary'. its undoubtedly a great horror film - of the style most horror directors can only dream of achieving, with truly bone-chilling moments in the final 3rd. However it doesn't quite do the number on me like 'Midsommar' does.

  • This Is England

    This Is England

    ★★★★★

    This is my generations 'Kes'. I must of watched this 20 times as a teenager. It more than holds up now. The acting is one of a kind. So fresh and vital.

  • A Room for Romeo Brass

    A Room for Romeo Brass

    ★★★★

    What a beautiful film. I love the Shane Meadows soundtrack aesthetic. Its never better than right here.

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★

    Truly unique and an ingenious use of time and (limited) space. Unfortunately, try as I might I just cant seem to find Bo Burnham funny. Very nice singing voice and face however.

  • Gosford Park

    Gosford Park

    ★★★★½

    This has been on my DVD shelf for at least 8 years unwatched. My girlfriend picked it out one night and we were both captivated throughout. I was mostly captivated by Emily Watson...

  • The Devil's Own

    The Devil's Own

    ★★★

    A director and cinematographer duo that between them have had a hand in The Godfather, Annie Hall, All The Presidents Men, Klute & The Parallax View, have come together, 20 years after their initial heyday to create... this.

    Well, I must say it did look good at least.

  • Titanic

    Titanic

    ★★★★

    Another film I would never have thought to rewatch if not for the Behind the Screenplay podcast.

    This was easily up there with my most nostalgic experiences of the last 10 years.

    I knew every single beat of this film without even realising it. Mad.

  • Don't Look Now

    Don't Look Now

    ★★★★

    Worth watching for any / all of the exterior Venice scenes alone. gorgeous and grainy and a wonderful time capsule above all else.