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October 21, 2021 Splinter
Someone was a huge fan of The Thing growing up and got a backer to give them what look like one or t …
October 19, 2021 Wendy
There might have otherwise been little reason to watch a post modern interpretation of the mythology …
October 14, 2021 Breath
I don’t know if Simon Baker’s directed before but he takes Tim Winton’s book and i …
October 14, 2021 Black Widow
Though not as hammy or overblown and with (as you’ve heard) a little more human interest tham …
October 12, 2021 Brad’s Status
This movie felt like it was writing my life and telling my own story directly to me more and more wi …
October 12, 2021 Climax
It’s been a long time since I’ve been so fascinated with a film despite ultimately not l …
September 24, 2021 Dark Water
Back around the early 2000s Hideo Nakata was a one man genre, much like the artists behind spaghetti …
September 24, 2021 Die in a Gunfight
I only watched this movie because I’m such a fan of Alexandra Daddario, but even she couldn …
September 20, 2021 Barefoot in the Park
This is one of those very New York, Henry Mancini, early Neil Simon-era romantic comedies of errors, …
September 20, 2021 Bullet in the Head
What starts as a kinetic John Woo Hong Kong crime thriller ends up a sweeping statement on the polit …
September 14, 2021 Bliss
Jokingly, you could call it the one where he might actually decide to take the blue pill. I don̵ …
September 7, 2021 Lucy in the Sky
At first glance it seems like a really weird true story to adapt for a movie that’s not a stra …
September 7, 2021 Werewolves Within
I was most intrigued by the mention of Ubisoft (a games publisher) as one of the production companie …
September 2, 2021 Castle in the Sky
Another gem (no pun intended) from Studio Ghibli in a fascinating, tactile otherworld that’s n …
September 2, 2021 Video Games: The Movie
I was a bit worried at first because I thought this documentary about the rise of video game culture …
August 31, 2021 Sonic the Hedgehog
Ordinarily this is the kind of movie I’d give a very wide berth to, but I was interested for j …
August 24, 2021 Faces of Death
Knowing what we know now about the way these exploitation video nasty shockfests were put together, …
August 19, 2021 Midway
Like Avatar, Tron: Legacy and many others going right back to Star Wars, there’s a long and pr …
August 17, 2021 The Sacrament
It’s the Jonestown Massacre found footage horror in all but name, and how much you get out of …
August 3, 2021 Palm Springs
You can hear the pitch meeting at the production company in your head; ‘it’s a slacker G …
August 3, 2021 Stardust Memories
Every time I watch one of Woody Allen’s films I try my hardest to separate the creepy human wh …
July 31, 2021 Crawl
The famous final shot of Jaws has Brody (Roy Schieder) and Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) paddling on a p …
July 31, 2021 Spellbound
One of the questions I’d most like to ask Hitchcock if he was still alive (and have him answer …
July 22, 2021 Riders of Justice
A strange tale of cause, effect and revenge, with so many moods and tones it’s self-described …
July 22, 2021 Reality
There was an indie movie from the 90s with Steve Buscemi and Catherine Keener called Living in Obliv …
July 20, 2021 Wrath of Man
The thought of a Guy Ritchie crime thriller starring Jason Statham was enough to prompt me to go to …
July 20, 2021 Dead Man
It was with some surprise I realised I’d never reviewed this movie for Filmism.net – I knew …
July 13, 2021 The Old Man and the Gun
A lot was made of this movie when it came out because of the kerfuffle star Redford caused when he s …
July 13, 2021 The Unthinkable
Like the recent Little Fish, this is another movie about an apocalyptic event that wants to plays it …
July 8, 2021 Embrace
There are a lot of interesting things in this documentary, but it’s not a very new or interest …
July 8, 2021 Marjorie Prime
Elderly Marjorie (Lois Smith) potters around her slightly futuristic beachside home and has a spiky …
July 6, 2021 Jojo Rabbit
It’s a long established tradition in Hollywood that a powerful director does one for them and …
July 6, 2021 Obvious Child
There’s a particular kind of movie that comes around early in a performer’s career – v …
July 4, 2021 Greenland
There’s nothing quite like a movie that turns out to be great in all the respects you thought …
July 1, 2021 Underwater
I wondered when this film was released why it sank like a stone, but have read since that it was a v …
June 29, 2021 Superman: Red Son
What a cool idea for a movie. Taking all the usual characters and institutions we know from DC comic …
June 29, 2021 The Pope of Greenwich Village
I think this is one you’d have to have seen back in the day in a cinema when Mickey Rourke was …
June 22, 2021 The Kings of Summer
The only reason to watch this movie is the same reason you’d watch Bad Taste before Lord of th …
June 22, 2021 Bone Tomahawk
I saw trailers and was offered screeners from the distributor when this film came out and wasn’ …
June 17, 2021 Only Lovers Left Alive
What’s it like for vampires when they don’t necessarily want to butcher and slaughter hu …
June 17, 2021 The Hit
I can only imagine I put this movie on my list because I know Stephen Frears’ reputation, but …
June 15, 2021 7500
It would have been great fun to both create and act in this movie, located as it is in a single plac …
June 15, 2021 Whisper of the Heart
I’ve talked before about how much more impactful Studio Ghibli’s films are when theyR …
June 11, 2021 The Case for Christ
One of the deeper topics I’m interested in is how religion and science can co-exist, and subco …
June 11, 2021 The Wizard of Lies
There’s nothing like a pop culture friendly term on which to hang a realistic story. Official …
June 8, 2021 Down Under
Recently I’ve been thinking about movies that try to blend tones the way this 2016 black comed …
June 8, 2021 The Cat Returns
I’m on a bit of a Studio Ghibli kick at the moment, and since watching this movie I’ve w …
May 25, 2021 Gemini Man
Lately I seem to have been finally catching up on a lot of car crash movies – ones I missed in cin …
May 25, 2021 Prevenge
The metaphor is pretty obvious – pregnancy might be about having a beautiful glow and everyone bea …
May 20, 2021 I, Daniel Blake
Let’s be honest, the whole time you watch a Ken Loach movie you’re waiting for something …
May 20, 2021 Knight of Cups
Terrence Malick was incredibly highly regarded even though he’d released only a tiny number of …
May 18, 2021 Kiki’s Delivery Service
The more fantastical of Studio Ghibli’s films like Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away a …
May 18, 2021 Epic Movie
Four orphans find themselves drawn to a common destiny in this send-up of the brash adventure movies …
May 11, 2021 Godzilla vs Kong
In the few years after 9/11 it was seen as tasteless and kind of grotesque to depict carnage in big …
April 29, 2021 Edmond
Do tales of urban alienation and the odds stacked against the modern man (in the gender specific sen …
April 29, 2021 Resident Evil: Apocalypse
The true magic of cinema isn’t love stories, special effects or transporting the audience to a …
April 27, 2021 Little Fish
There’s been a quiet but proud tradition over the last 20 years or so of wrapping very adult d …
April 20, 2021 Phoenix Forgotten
I expect every found footage movie I watch to suck, the genre long since played out. But little gems …
April 20, 2021 Greyhound
This is the kind of thing that would have gone over gangbusters in the era of Where Eagles Dare, The …
April 20, 2021 Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
Set in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in 1940s Indonesia, this film is a chamber piece about severa …
April 2, 2021 Extraction
What a blazingly fun throwback of an action flick. If you’re in any doubt about how seriously …
March 30, 2021 The Midnight Sky
I think I’m the only filmgoer who’s seen through Gorgeous George’s facade. He̵ …
March 30, 2021 Jedda
Decades before even Bruce Beresford, Fred Schepisi or Brian Trenchard Smith were twinkles in their p …
March 23, 2021 Can We Take a Joke?
The more documentaries I watch, the more cynical I get. If you look deep enough, you can always – …
March 23, 2021 De Palma
Oliver Stone, Michael J Fox (again) Bob Iger and even Hawk Koch, a producer completely unknown outsi …
March 17, 2021 20th Century Women
A film tailor made for the feminist movement, full of very distinctive female characters who all hav …
March 17, 2021 Loving Vincent
Even though story was never going to be the selling point here, it needs to stand up in a 90 minute …
March 9, 2021 The Trial of the Chicago 7
Here’s another great filmmaker cast to the winds of studios getting out of the drama business …
March 9, 2021 Blood Simple
Like Kurosawa, Blade Runner and Truffaut, I know how beloved the Coen brothers are, but I’ve h …
March 4, 2021 Destroyer
This isn’t the first time an actress previously thought of as glamourous has dirtied up to pla …
March 4, 2021 Yesterday
When two scions of British cinema like Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis come together, the results wer …
February 23, 2021 Battledogs
Ordinarily something you can see miles off has been made on the smell of an oily rag, with CGI from …
February 23, 2021 Wonder Woman 1984
There are so many examples of film franchises where the cast and crew obviously laboured carefully o …
February 21, 2021 Fantastic Four
I never would have been interested in seeing this film under normal circumstances. Aside from being …
February 21, 2021 Mank
There’s a movement among film aesthetes to make a movie look like it was made in the era depic …
February 20, 2021 Relic
Not Guillermo Del Toro’s one and only experience working with the Weinsteins, from which he …
February 20, 2021 On The Rocks
What is it that generates and cements the pacing and tone of a film as it appears to the viewer on s …
February 20, 2021 The Nightingale
Some films give you a sense before you’re even halfway through that you’re watching some …
February 20, 2021 High Rise
Try as I might, I just can’t get into Ben Wheatley’s films. I can appreciate the command …
February 3, 2021 Temps
For starters, the title doesn’t mean anything. They’re temps, sure, but it’s got n …
February 3, 2021 Our RoboCop Remake
This crowdsourced fanfic parody is a scattershot, often hilarious, completely unexpected effort. As …
January 23, 2021 The Lighthouse
At least The Witch had a narrative. Here’s where indie prestige cinema darling Robert Eggers d …
January 23, 2021 El Cid
If you want to figure out what Hollywood’s aesthetic mood was in a certain period, this movie …
January 8, 2021 Song of the Sea
The official synopsis of this movie; ‘Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a …
January 8, 2021 The True History of the Kelly Gang
Hollywood paycheque assignments like Assassin’s Creed aside, Justin Kerzel has become one of A …
January 4, 2021 Stan and Ollie
As is my wont, I’m drawn to movies about real life, as much out of fascination to see how well …
January 4, 2021 Toni Erdmann
Like most people in the English speaking world who did so, I only watched this movie because it made …
January 3, 2021 Adrift
I know everyone in the movies pays lip service to how critical the screenwriter is to the process of …
January 3, 2021 Bombshell
I’ll watch any movie Jay Roach makes about a true story and this tale about the sexual harassm …
December 28, 2020 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
The whole time Kevin Smith was talking this movie up on his podcasts and in his Q&A’s, th …
December 28, 2020 Vice
Every time an actor who’s played a real person is interviewed about the role, one thing they a …
December 23, 2020 I’m Thinking of Ending Things
It was a given I’d watch this, having come from the mind of the guy who wrote my favourite movie o …
December 23, 2020 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Filmed in secret when the world was going into COVID19 lockdown, this movie was suddenly revealed at …
December 21, 2020 Phantasm
I recently watched Local Hero and was underwhelmed. I can see how it’s had a life of its own b …
December 21, 2020 The Ninth Gate
When I cued this movie up I didn’t remember why I’d wanted to watch it. A horror thrille …
December 9, 2020 Your Sister’s Sister
You wouldn’t think the worlds of barely-scripted mumblecore drama and that of Woody Allen woul …
December 9, 2020 The Wolf of Snow Hollow
You might be familiar with Jim Cummings’ debut feature Thunder Road, but all the reviews say i …
December 2, 2020 Rambo: Last Blood
If there’s a creative shepherd behind the entire Rambo series, it’s not Sylvester Stallo …
December 2, 2020 Dogs in Space
Years ago I was introduced to the concept of a movie that doesn’t really tell a story so much …
November 23, 2020 Local Hero
The only reason I put this movie on my list was because of the constant and rapturous love shown to …

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