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  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★★

    Think this improved with a second viewing. It’s different and much slower than the other MCU films, but once it gets going it’s a fun origin.

  • Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein

    Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein

    ★★★½

    I have no idea what this is or why it exists, but it’s insane and I love it. Just watch it.

  • A Close Shave

    A Close Shave

    ★★★½

    Always loved Wallace and Gromit, but this film scared me so much as a child. Even the logo (I have no idea why). So rewatching today was a good confrontation of past trauma.

  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    ★★★★

    Scrolling through Netflix trying to find something to watch this afternoon, and obviously we picked this absolute gem. Such a fun, charming film, as anything Wallace and Gromit should be. Didn’t really what a great cast this had until today (obviously wasn’t old enough to take that in when it came out). Nick Park and the guys at Aardman really know what they are doing.

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★★

    Will forever be my favourite film. Wasn’t a massive fan of it the first time, but each time after that it’s got better and better (and there have been a lotttt of rewatches). Every story in this is captivating and entertaining, with the overarching story being meticulously crafted. The ensemble cast is fantastic and the soundtrack is perfect. I don’t think I love another film as much as this. Just a massive fan boy I guess.

  • The Dark Crystal

    The Dark Crystal

    ★★★½

    What a weird and brilliant film. It’s like The Muppets meet Lord of the Rings. The plot is a stereotypical fantasy film plot, involving a prophecy, chosen one and macguffin. But what the film lacks in story it makes up for in production design, the puppets and world building. The film is beautiful, and these elements really make the world immersive and interesting.

  • Logan Lucky

    Logan Lucky

    ★★½

    In terms of the story, I thought this was a solid crime film with a lot to offer. However the stylistic decisions irritated me throughout this film, from the shots to the music and pace. Cinematic rules were broken left right and centre, with not much apparent reasoning as to why (A Level film showing through here). I liked the performances and the narrative, but the rest of the film didn’t sit well for me. Maybe it’s just not for me.

  • Alien Resurrection

    Alien Resurrection

    Well that was disappointing, and I was warned. There wasn’t much I liked about it, the plot was boring and silly and the characters were all unlikeable. I don’t see why it was necessary to turn Ripley, who was basically one of cinemas most badass characters before, in a superhero. The aliens were shown too much, and there was no attempt at suspense throughout the film. Substituted scares for gore, which is something the first two films managed to balance. I did like the scene towards the beginning where the Xenomorphs escape from their cell, but that was about it.

  • Hush

    Hush

    ★★★½

    Man this film stressed me out. Builds tension well through its use of visuals and lack of sound at points. With a simple story which is brutal and terrifying, and clever moments, Hush is a Blumhouse horror which shouldn’t be missed. And apparently directed by the same guy as Gerald’s Game which is watched last night. I swear I’m not on a Mike Flanagan binge, just accidental.

  • Gladiator

    Gladiator

    ★★★★½

    The reason I finally got round to watching this? A guy at work keeps calling my Marcus Aurelius, and every time he does a conversation commences about how I haven’t seen Gladiator. So hey, at least watching this will change my work talk up a bit. That being said, I was thoroughly entertained. Gerard Bultler and Joaquin Phoenix we’re both fantastic in this film, and the action scene and set designs were spectacular.

  • Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game

    ★★★★

    This was better than I expected it to be. A simple premise, which doesn’t use typical jump scares to get to you. Very much enjoyed the bits which are in Jessie’s head, and thought dread was built well. Shocked by one of the most gory and disturbing moments I’ve ever seen, and surprised that it had some twists and tricks up its sleeve.

  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★★★★

    I can’t say much about this (as with every marvel film that comes out) but just know that there is finally a better Spider-Man film than Spider-Man 2. This is one of my favourite MCU films, and although I am aware I probably liked it more than most, it’s a great addition to the franchise. The existing characters that appear are done justice, as well as Mysterio being a brilliant addition to the film. The film is left in such a great place, and I’m not sure how they will top it. Definitely watch all the other MCU films though.