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WELCOME TO POORLY WRITTEN MUSINGS

Movie reviews, lists and the occasional discussions over movies, TV, music and the odd video game.

A place where I talk about films, TV and other stuff I like. Remember, it's like, just my opinion, man.

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Review: Past Lives (2023)

Fate, destiny, providence. This is inyeon, a Korean philosphy. If strangers walk in the street and their clothes brush one another, it...

Review: The Eight Mountains (2023)

Spanning over a few decades, The Eight Mountains is an intimate epic about friendship, the ones we take for granted and how both the loss...

Review: Barbie (2023)

Barbie fever is in full tilt. It’s not just among those who grew up playing with and idolizing their favourite figurine who are excited,...

Review: Beau is Afraid (2023)

Beau is Afraid has been described a number of things by critics and audiences alike, but Writer/Director Ari Aster has described Beau is...

Review: The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

The older we get, our worldview, our priorities and sometimes our very nature change. It gradually happens whether we like it or not....

Review: Triangle of Sadness (2022)

It’s been a while since my last review. My phone is filled with notes on every film I have seen since my last review - the anxiety...

Review: Playground (2022)

Looking back, our years at school are often met with either of these two things: nostalgia in reliving the peak years of your life (oof),...

Review: X (2022)

Ti West’s return to the horror genre is his best work yet - creating a voyeuristic slasher that not only amplifies his strengths but...

Review: Petite Maman (2021)

In this day and age, it really is a mammoth task to be able to provide a true family film that is actually for the entire family. These...

Review: Flee (2021)

Right now, I feel that we are in a golden age of documentary filmmaking. Not only are filmmakers consistently finding interesting new...

Review: Licorice Pizza (2021)

Originally titled Soggy Bottom, Licorice Pizza’s name change lends itself to the nostalgic warmth its title brings to writer/director...

Review: The Power of the Dog (2021)

Delicate isn’t a word one would ever describe the Western genre. It’s a uniquely American genre that would prioritize and idolize the...

Review: The Humans (2021)

This year we have had a number of stage plays and musicals making their leap to the big screen. But the two that are notably significant...

Review: Passing (2021)

Rebecca Hall is an actress of considerable talent, someone who has consistently held scenes and films together with ease (this year's The...

Review: Bergman Island (2021)

Creativity ebbs and flows differently from person to person. For some people, it comes so easily. For others, like myself, it’s an...

Review: The Trip (2021)

The Trip, or the original Norwegian title of I Onde Dager (direct translation meaning “In Bad Days"), is a black comedy that follows a...

Review: Lamb (2021)

There have been loads of wonderfully strange, visceral films that have come crawling out from their dens this year. Noticeably odd flicks...

Review: Titane (2021)

Writing anything about Titane is a challenge in itself. If you go over various reviews and analyses popping up over the internet, so many...

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