• Masculin Féminin

    Masculin Féminin

    ★★★★

    We went to the movies often. The screen would light up, and we'd feel a thrill. But Madeline and I were usually disappointed. The images were dated and jumpy. Marilyn Monroe had aged badly. We felt sad. It wasn't the movie of our dreams. It wasn't the total film we carried inside ourselves. That film we would have liked to make, or more secretly, no doubt, the film we wanted to live.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★

    Dear Star Wars writers please stop using the whole "lets pretend to be the bad guys to sneak on a ship and save the day" trope it's unbearable at this point

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One is like artificial intelligence scanned a survey of grown ups talking about Star Wars and generated a boring 200 million dollar war film from the results.

  • Night Moves

    Night Moves

    ★★★★★

    Subtly cold and distant but incredibly effective at building tension. Completely reducing the thriller genre to its bare bone necessities with some truly exceptional writing and acting. Both this and Meek’s Cutoff are easily some of the most visually stunning and brilliantly edited films of last decade. Reichardt is absolutely one of the best of this century.

  • One from the Heart

    One from the Heart

    ★★★★★

    Pure unrefined cinema magic by Hollywood’s greatest magician.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Makes no attempt to offer any interesting world building or create new complex characters; instead offers stale repetition designed to appease nostalgia obsessed boomers. Filled with cringe humour and the most ham fisted lightsaber fight ever. Say what you will about the prequels but they undeniably flowed with a deep heart and soul which sadly you cannot say about Abram’s universe.

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★★★★

    So this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause 

    Shakespearean nightmare expressed as pure digital horror. Final battle between Anakin and Obi Wan is one of the most invigorating and intense action sequences ever.

  • The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer

    The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer

    ★★★★★

    “I am still walking toward you. If you weren't waiting... I doubt I could continue another day”

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    ★★★★★

    Digital expressionism embodied as the ultimate tragedy. Lucas packs flourishes from every great 20th century director, from Ford to Eisenstein to Kurosawa, into every scene. Features some of the most lush and interesting landscapes imagined in cinema. Despite being a film for kids it is easily one of the most experimental high budget films ever; with an essentially non linear plot. Revisionist western, classical melodrama and noir mystery are all crammed into the fabric of this film and work incredibly…

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    ★★★★★

    World building to a previously unprecedented level. Every planet, character and plot point are so finely crafted by Lucas that it becomes a virtually singular vision. People talk about how bad the CGI has aged in this film but I still think this film looks incredible. From the Gungan city to the podracing to the Darth Maul fight scene; it’s easy to forget how much this film paved the way for 21st century effects.

  • Outside In

    Outside In

    ★★★

    Edie Falco’s performance is absolutely outstanding in this

  • Deep End

    Deep End

    ★★★

    Literally every character in this is insanely horny. Tried too hard to be surreal that it just borders goofy. Great film aesthetic style though.