File this as one not to attempt on a long-haul flight when the sleep deprivation’s kicking in. Starts pretty off-kilter. Progresses along familiar yet unpredictable lines, and then – as far as I’m concerned – takes a huge leap into

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Well, that was an antidote to Marvel films, wasn’t it? Best multiverse story outside of Rick & Morty.  Bloody staggering.  Love love loved it. 👍👍

Escape from New York

Feels like I kinda took this one on face value really: probably a casualty of trying to watch late at night on newborn/sleep dep conditions. To get the most out of this you’d probably have needed to understand what Manhattan

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

DEFINITELY seen this before but somehow it doesn’t appear in any of my media roundups. Hey ho! I rewatched following finishing the excellent TV series Andor, due to the presence of the title character in this film.  I’ve got vague

The Matrix Resurrections

Unfair to write this up as I suspect I slept through a substantive chunk of it. I thought the first 30-45 minutes were an interesting-enough bit of self-reflection about the decreasing returns in endlessly mining a franchise for sequels, and

Ready Player One

For a futuristic virtual-world story this one came off as quite fresh & original – I wonder if any of the cracks in the story were papered over by the legion of little pop-culture references buried (and more overtly placed)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Digital restoration release on the big screen – another chance to revisit a film of childhood in definition far greater than I’d ever seen, and in this case than the film producers had probably ever intended.  I’d forgotten about how

Blade Runner – The Final Cut

I’ve got a bit of a funny relationship with this film. I *know* intellectually it’s the sort of thing that a nerd of my pedigree ought to love/live & be able to quote backwards. However I’d only ever watched it

Mad Max 2

This genre flick goes beyond being a film into being a bona-fide cinema classic, but on THIS occasion I saw it as a digital restoration at the Bristol IMAX as part of 20th Century Flicks’ Forgotten Worlds film festival.  Pure

Boss Level

Ah, the ol’ time loop film eh?  Forever doomed to be compared with Groundhog Day.  Except instead of trying to get his end away with Andi MacDowell, this bloke was more interested in not getting the shit kicked outta him.

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