Thoughts on: Michael Mann’s ‘Miami Vice’ (2006)
I’ve spent the past half hour trying to work myself down into a mood in which i feel I can write this. Miami Vice might just be too Mann for me.
Thoughts on Hideaki Anno’s ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ (eps 9-12)
Nine episodes in and it seems like things have finally settled down into a good rhythm, although I’m assured by reputation that it’ll be shaken up before too long.
Thoughts on: Claire Denis’ ‘Beau Travail’ (1999)
I guess the ultimate irony of that title is throughout the whole of this movie the guys that we spend so much time staring at don’t actually do any good work at all.
Some thoughts on: Michael Mann’s ‘Collateral’ (2004)
I rather like it when things are this juvenile. I guess it’s the first of his films where he’s not a credited writer (though undoubtedly he had some hand in it). Mann nudges it towards his own space by making everything a half point more extreme than it quite needed to be.
Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’: A Review
A couple of my theatre friends are performing in an upcoming adaptation of The Yellow Wallpaper so I guess I’ve been thinking about that short story a lot.
Thoughts on Hideaki Anno’s ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ (eps 5-8)
I guess I basically decided to cover these episodes in blocks of four because I got to the end of the fourth and decided it was such an amazing piece of filmmaking that I had to write about it.
Jon Watts’ ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ — A Review
Marvel have done a good job with Tom Holland. I guess given the age of most of the actors they work with (and the fact that many have been in the stable for approaching ten years) their characters tend to feel like uncles, even when they’re not sharing scenes with kids.
I played: Secret Little Haven
After I accepted that I was trans the first person I came out to was my mum and that was so uncomfortable an experience I’ve actively resisted doing it ever since.
Danny Boyle’s ‘Yesterday’: A Review
I don’t know why the insult ‘basic’ is pretty much exclusively levelled at young women when you can be an old man and write this fucking shit. I mean, I do, misogyny, but goddamn this some real boomer type trash.
Thom Yorke & Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Anima’: A review
Thom Yorke has one of the best faces. I’ve kinda known this since discovering Radiohead as a teenager (eugh, I hate that. Yes, in 2008 I discovered one of the most acclaimed contemporary artists, as though it weren’t a cool English teacher who recommended them to me.)