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  • 1900

    1900

    ★★★★★

    Wrote this piece on Watching Bertolucci's 1900 for the MostlyFilm blog. 

    Amusingly, it consistently remained in the top three Most Read posts on the blog because of the dodgy search terms. 

    Anyway, this was one of the all-time great cinema experiences.

  • The Clock

    The Clock

    ★★★★★

    The following write-up originally appeared as a blog post on ViewLondon.

    Last weekend I watched thirteen straight hours (from 7.25pm on Saturday through to 8.25am on Sunday) of Christian Marclay's The Clock at the Purcell Room in the Hayward Gallery. I then slept, on and off, between 8.22 and 11.45 (I saw 10am, for example) because I wanted to see mid-day and I eventually left at 12.15pm on Sunday. I also live-tweeted the experience from 9.39pm until 8.26pm (when my…

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  • Zandalee

    Zandalee

    Watched for Episode 73 of Fatal Attractions, our podcast on erotic thrillers.

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★

    Tweets from the #DriveTime tweetalong event, Jan 30, 2012.

    So who else is doing #DriveTime? The Drive DVD is out today and there's a planned #tweetalongaDrive event tonight, 8pm onwards. #vroom #etc

    If you have bought a Drive-style Scorpion jacket, #DriveTime (8pm) is the perfect opportunity to wear it. Indoors. Where no-one can see you.

    What #DriveTime really needs is for someone to start a rumour that @RyanGosling and @ChristinaHendricks will be joining in. #namesarenotreal

    In preparation for #DriveTime (tonight,…

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  • Greed

    Greed

    ★★★★

    Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★★

    This went straight into my 2019 Top Ten. It basically has everything going for it - it’s funny, sweet, moving, inventively directed and sharply edited. Pretty much the perfect 2019 teen movie and an assured, confident directorial debut from Olivia Wilde. The two leads are both terrific, with Kaitlyn Dever something of a revelation. 


    Without spoilers, two smaller things really stuck out for me - first, the efficient editing choices, which reminded me of some of the things Greta Gerwig was doing in Lady Bird; and second, the film’s touching generosity towards its supporting characters. 

    Anyway, don’t miss this. It’s bloody lovely.