On The Rocks

This post is about the 2020 film On the Rocks and contains full spoilers within. I highly recommend seeing the film before reading. I am, in theory, against stunt casting. I used to be more opposed to it until I realised that, with a few exceptions, almost all casting is stunt casting. Like it or …

Pose Impressions

This post is about the first season of the FX show Pose, and contains full spoilers within. I recommend watching the show before reading. In addition, it’s worth noting that this show revolves around mainly black, trans and gay characters and as a straight white cis man, I would urge you to look for writings …

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 …

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, …