Hobbies? I Watch Movies

Some films old. Some films new. Hopefully not too many films borrowed. Some films filled with blue too (I guess?).

  • The Irishman (2019) Review

    November 30, 2019 by

    Watch this as soon as you can… The Irishman is exactly what you would expect from a Scorsese film:  a darkly comic tone, amazing performances, an inviting cinematography and a great soundtrack. It is extremely watchable and, despite being three and a half hours long, the time flies past quickly. Inventive editing and good pacing… Read more

  • Knives Out (2019) Review

    November 29, 2019 by

    Watch this as soon as you can… Knives Out is absolutely brilliant. Directed by Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi), it is a homage to the murder mystery/whodunnit film, such as the adaptations of Agatha Christie, but updated for the modern day. Not based on any source material, the film is original, despite being very clearly… Read more

  • Frozen II (2019) Review

    November 22, 2019 by

    Wait until you can stream it… Another sequel snowed under the high quality of the original. The original Frozen was so memorable, in fact, that the sequel seems desperate to rehash elements, rather than remember to tell its own story. The songs and goofy humour have not melted away just yet, and the cast do… Read more

  • Retrospective Reviews: I, Daniel Blake (2016)

    December 7, 2019 by

    Watch this as soon as you can… I, Daniel Blake (2016) and Sorry We Missed You (2019) are often described as companion pieces. Not because they feature the same set of characters. Rather, they are both war cries for the forgotten and the neglected in Tory Britain, depicting a very impersona and careless benefits system.… Read more

  • Retrospective Reviews: Sorry We Missed You (2019)

    December 6, 2019 by

    Watch this as soon as you can… Ken Loach’s 2019 film is a moving drama that may influence how you vote in the next UK General Election, if you watch it this week. It is difficult to conceive of a film more reflective of the exploitation of zero hours contracts than Loach’s Sorry We Missed… Read more

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