Favorite films

  • Babette's Feast
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • The Prince of Egypt

Recent activity

  • Peter Pan


  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi


  • ClΓ©o from 5 to 7


  • Shoot the Piano Player


Pinned reviews

  • Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

    Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem


    There's not much to say about this one other than to lavish it with praise. An anime accompaniment to Daft Punks Discovery which is one of the best albums ever made. What could happen is to have the film be merely a bunch of unconnected music videos but it doesn't do that. Within 60 minutes it tells a well-done and hopeful story of identity, corporate greed, and interplanetary romance all backed by some of my favorite songs of all time.…

  • The Father

    The Father


    Before now I’ve always felt a bit let down from films based on plays, especially of this pedigree. For the most part I feel they never use the medium of film to their advantage, gladly The Father does and as such knocks it out of the park.Β 

    Appropriate editing and well timed music emotionally invested me into this film. It masterfully plays with genre and cinema itself to create characters that really broke my heart.Β My devastationΒ was helped along by the…

Recent reviews

  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi


    A fascinating look at Jiro, a master Sushi maker. Its a story that tells of his life, his passion for sushi but also generally the Japanese work/life balance. As a westerner it's insane. It also follows a narrative about his kids stepping into his oversized shoes.

    It potentially loses its way nearer the end as points about overfishing seemingly sprout from no where but it makes sense that the doc would cover the topic.

    Its a well shot doc and well worth a watch, if your interested in stuff like that. I liked it.

  • ClΓ©o from 5 to 7

    ClΓ©o from 5 to 7


    Going into this one had a certain weight to it, often described as one of the best, if not the best film of Vardas because of this you worry that the viewing conditions are perfect, that the time is right, that you're in the right frame of mind. As I go through Varda's work I was interested to see what I thought of this. I thought it was okay.

    Cleo from 5 to 7 is exactly that, following singer Cleo…

Popular reviews

  • Black Is King

    Black Is King


    What a messy and thrown together product. For some reason I was quite looking forward to this, a visual album showing the ties between the Lion King story and the Black struggle through history is a noble pursuit but Beyonce inserts herself into the narrative far too often for it to have any sustainable punch.Β 

    The mix of songs and Lion King lines is really weird that didn’t sit with me, and I wondered throughout it all what the real…

  • Ghost World

    Ghost World


    Ghost World just wasn’t for me. I really wanted it to be, the general premise and plot is interesting but I was put off by the films attitude. It feels like it’s being quirky for the sake of being quirky and I find its cynical look at the world unhelpful. It’s not trying to say anything or offer anything more than, lol people suck, lol teens weird right? You know what’s funny? The word masturbation. It just grew tired for…