Alfie Ayres

Ayup. Check out my bloody reviews mate, cheers.

Favorite films

  • Anomalisa
  • The Wayward Cloud
  • August in the Water
  • Noriko's Dinner Table

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  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    ★★★½

  • Alternative Math

    ★½

  • Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times

  • Goldman v Silverman

    ★★★★★

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  • Life Is Sweet

    Life Is Sweet

    ★★★★★

    a middle class mum born into a world where she's taught nothing but how to aspire, a dad-in-crisis with his sleazy mate down the boozer and two kids who want the same thing in a different manner. a housing estate catalyses a little world where the just-priveledged-enough make caricatures of those around them and themselves; where you're taught to hide the things that burden you to appeal worthy to the social group 'above' you, where your humble gaff is a…

  • Peppermint Candy

    Peppermint Candy

    ★★★★

    there's water in my boot...

    man that fucking gets me. don't get me wrong lee chang-dong doesn't necessarily present anything groundbreaking in peppermint candy, nor does he claim to, but what he does do is take you on an eloquent ride of misery like not many others. its a quaint tale of predestination and of questioning at what point can we make a change. how much can he be blamed for his fate and how much was this stowed upon…

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  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★★

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

    Right hear me out:

    The world is in ruins, an ex-cleaner stumbles upon a tacky, exploitative 'get help' book and finds escapism in an analogy in it about a play write called Caden. She thinks back on her life, how she settled, how she left her creative ambitions behind, how she aspired to be something more and attatches Caden's persona onto herself. She clings onto this false reality of paranoia, depression, loneliness as hey - it's still better than this…

  • Devilman Crybaby

    Devilman Crybaby

    ★½

    Yuasa I love you man but this shit is fucking stupid