The Wind Rises

This review is part of a series of the best of the decade. You can read the other entries in the list by clicking this link. This review contains full spoilers for The Wind Rises and I recommend watching before reading this. It’s hard to do something like pick a ‘favourite Ghibli’ film, because ranking them seems …

La La Land

This review is part of a series of the best of the decade. You can read the other entries in the list by clicking this link. This review contains full spoilers for La La Land as well as Whiplash and I recommend watching both before reading this. I had a lot of hard debates with myself when making …

Parasite

This review is part of a series of the best of the decade. You can read the other entries in the list by clicking this link. This review contains full spoilers for Parasite as well as minor spoilers for The Lighthouse and I recommend watching both before reading this. When making a list of the films …

A Serious Man

This review is part of a series of the best of the decade. You can read the other entries in the list by clicking this link. This review contains spoilers for A Serious Man and I recommend watching before reading this. It’s a new year and indeed a new decade – with this somewhat arbitrary …

Joker

This is one of my few film reviews that is actually topical, so it's worth noting here that this contains major spoilers for Joker and I would recommend watching that film before reading this.  Ok, so this is an interesting one. It’s worth prefacing a few things. The first is that in terms of comic books, …

Eyes Wide Shut

This post contains spoilers for Eyes Wide Shut, and I would recommend watching that before reading.  In my last two posts on film, I’ve looked at films centred around romance, and their differing takes on it. Pale Flower and Phantom Thread both square their aim onto troubled relationships and aim to try and find the beauty …

Phantom Thread

This is one of those posts that I’ve been slightly dreading writing. Whenever I have to write about something I don’t particularly like, or something that I’ve only recently seen or played, the words and ideas flow pretty reasonably. But when it’s a piece of media like this, that I have such a strong affection …