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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: Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

Picture it: A John Wayne-type is protecting a picture-perfect blonde-haired, blue-eyed family on the prairie. Their caravan is surrounded...

Review: Monday (2021)

Monday is Greek director Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ fourth feature-length, his follow-up to his most well-received film Suntan (2016). It...

Review: Shiva Baby (2021)

The close-knit and constant inside joke-ness of Jewish communities and traditions are a gold mine for comedic and personal insight....

Review: Violation (2021)

TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater plays over a blurry shot slowly coming into focus. The title Violation appears with the...

Review: Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Hirokazu Kore-eda is a filmmaker who has a wonderful knack for exploring family dynamics and themes that somehow always feels relevant,...

Review: Nobody (2021)

Nobody, a film penned by John Wick creator and writer Derek Kolstad, manages to subvert the try-hard attitude of that franchise and...

Review: The Father (2021)

Few films break me these days quite like The Father did. It devastates and frightens in equal measure, offering an entirely new and...

Review: Come True (2021)

Anthony Scott Burns' second feature-length is a sci-fi horror that blends deep internal fears with the dangers (and benefits) of...

Review: Beginning (2021)

Beginning is a slow burner, a tragedy of biblical proportions as we follow a woman grappling with the ideals of her faith, community,...

Review: The Last of Us Part II (2020)

Original Review Date: 22 June 2020 I don’t normally talk about video games, but I have to discuss what I just experienced with The Last...

Review: Uncut Gems (2019)

Original Review Date: 15 February 2020 The Safdie Brothers are among the freshest, most creative and boldest young filmmakers currently...

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