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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: Oppenheimer (2023)

Unless you’ve been living in a musky old cave banging rocks together, you’d at least be a tiny bit familiar with the free marketing...

Review: Prey (2022)

It’s hard to not get completely swept up in the immediate euphoria of a franchise film that doesn’t suck, especially when it’s derived...

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: 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: 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...

Review: John and the Hole (2021)

John and the Hole is another odd entry into the wonderfully varied plethora of coming-of-age stories at our disposal through cinema, TV...

Review: Gaia (2021)

2021 has given us two ecological horror projects that cover very similar themes that were also shot under very similar circumstances. Ben...

Review: The Killing of Two Lovers (2021)

Certain film titles evoke a particular response and expectation from the viewer. The Killing of Two Lovers is a title that entices with...

Review: In the Earth (2021)

Ben Wheatley’s much-anticipated return to horror has been met with a lot of intrigue and excitement. As a firm believer in Wheatley’s...

Review: Riders of Justice (2021)

Anders Thomas Jensen returns to the director’s chair six years after his absolutely bizarre piece of absurdist black comedy Men and...

Classics Review: Perfect Blue (1997)

Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue disorients you, surpassing your expectations for what an animated film can be as a vessel for themes and ideas...

Classics Review: The Player (1992)

The Player marked a blistering return to form for cinematic titan Robert Altman, reminding people why he was and still is one of the most...

Review: The Little Things (2021)

Filmmaker John Lee Hancock wrote the first draft of The Little Things way back in 1993, originally writing it for Spielberg to direct...

Review: Polytechnique (2009)

On December 6th, 1989, a gunman entered an engineering class at the École Polytechnique. He singled out the nine women in a classroom and...

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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