Tommy Royds

Staring at a screen.

favs = those I saw recently and thought were really quite summit.

Favorite films

  • A Season in France
  • Rojo
  • The King of Comedy
  • Sauvage

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  • Song Without a Name

    ★★★½

  • Another Round

    ★★★★

  • It Must Be Heaven

    ★★★★

  • In the Earth

    ★★★½

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  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    ★★★★★

    Sidney Flanigan and Talia Ryder are a duo like no other. Repeat goosebumps on a second watch are an indicator of the quality of their acting, and director Eliza Hittman’s light-touch - long close-ups shot in the greyhound and tears that come in the consultation room. A terrific piece of filmmaking.

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★½

    Park right up below the setting sun. Chloe Zhao has done wonders here with the lighting, and Frances McDormand works so well as Fern - moving from site to site in her van, meeting like-minded folks - sharing cigs, sandwiches and stories about the road. What a film to welcome back the cinema.