Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’: Review
Both this and Toy Story 3 surprised me I guess, I don’t really remember when I watched the first two — definitely I was young and they were broadcast with ad breaks — but they felt epic, big adventure movies in their own right, despite being so small looking back. They left their mark, but never sunk…
Netflix’s ‘Aggretsuko’ Season 2 Review
I got drunk and watched most of this over the course of a single evening, then the rest in bed hungover the next morning. It’ll explain why I spent a lot of it in tears moaning about how hard life is for poor Retsuko who never did nothing wrong.
Thoughts on Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’ (1995)
Over the course of the running time I probably thought of a good half dozen quips that could come here. I’ve since forgotten them all.
Netflix’s ‘I Am Mother’ Review
We’ve all watched those Boston Dynamics videos haven’t we? When the robot uprising happens Imma go quisling so fast.
Netflix’s Black Mirror: ‘Striking Vipers’ Review
It’s easier sharing a body when the one you’re offering isn’t really yours. I’ve known this ever since I was a fourteen, pretending to be an adult woman to have cybersex on anonymous websites. Back when the internet was slow and those spaces still felt illicit folks were less picky about confirmation. I think they…
HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’: Review
It’s unsurprising that the suicide which kicks off the first episode is the cleanest and most sanitised part of the whole affair. We are immediately plunged into a situation wherein we know, almost immediately, that just about everyone we’ll meet in the next hour will die — usually horrifically.
Avengers: Endgame — Review
For better or worse, Marvel are never going to make a movie this big ever again.
Love, Death & Robots: ‘Lucky 13’ Review
I’m not sure why the relationship between a space fighter pilot and her craft exudes a strong sapphic energy but it totally does. I mean, maybe because Samira Wiley (who lends her face and voice to a mocapped performance) is openly queer. Or because my twitter feed the past month has been a constant stream…
Love, Death & Robots: ‘Fish Night’ Review
I don’t think many of these films have great titles, but Fish Night may be the most blandly descriptive of the bunch. Fitting for a idea that comprises a lovely visual concept with very little to back it up and honestly, lines as ham-fisted as ‘Dead as our sales were last week.’ ensure that the visual splendour…
Love, Death & Robots: ‘Helping Hand’ Review
We all loved Gravity didn’t we? We all loved 127 Hours? (Though I think we might have forgotten that one.) Like a lot of these damn things, Helping Hand steals the most surface-y elements of the two without actually taking into consideration why. I needn’t explain the plot, if you have literally any idea at all about those…