Title Year Seen Rating
Ronin 1998 8 Apr 21 Re-watched Rated 7
Holds up incredibly well. That car chase through Paris is still as impressive as on first watch.
12 Hour Shift 2020 4 Apr 21 Rated 6
Pretty standard dark comedy of errors. Silly but fun.
Contact 1997 4 Apr 21 Rated 2
Heavy-handed and moralising with absolutely no chemistry between the leads. Loses an extra star for explaining Occam's razor twice!
The Shout 1978 3 Apr 21 Rated 9
Unsettling psychological horror where aboriginal magic meets gentle rural English life and where the border between reality, fiction and madness is a blur. Alan Bates is creepy as hell. Ace soundtrack too, including the titular shout.
Babylon 1980 30 Mar 21 Rated 8
Incredibly vivid and raw look at the children of the Windrush generation and their life in London between dub, unemployment and institutional racism. And all still relevant today. Great soundtrack too.
Hustlers 2019 28 Mar 21 Rated 4
Endlessly looping scenario with two-dimensional characters who fail to make you root for any of them. There's a good story in there, but the film seems to slalom between important issues rather than send a message.
Get Carter 1971 27 Mar 21 Re-watched Rated 8
It's grim up north. Uncompromising, brutal and sinister revenge story with great acting and direction.
Wild Tales 2014 26 Mar 21 Rated 8
Perversely fun stories of revenge. And with a surprisingly high hit rate for an anthology.
Coming 2 America 2021 24 Mar 21 Rated 1
Embarrassingly bad. Couldn't even finish it.
Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film 2019 22 Mar 21 Rated 6
Starts of strong with a fascinating look into what were ground-breaking makeup techniques and technicians back in the day, then loses a little steam when it diverges into the film's legacy. Worth it for the first part alone.


Title Author Read Rating
Recursion Blake Crouch 8 Apr 21 Rated 8
Piranesi Susanna Clarke 1 Apr 21 Rated 8
The Trust Manifesto: What you Need to do to Create a Better Internet Damian Bradfield 28 Mar 21 Rated 6
The Innovation Delusion: How Our Obsession with the New Has Disrupted the Work That Matters Most Lee Vinsel 27 Mar 21 Rated 6
The Saints of Salvation Peter F. Hamilton 21 Mar 21 Rated 8
Salvation Lost Peter F. Hamilton 12 Mar 21 Rated 8
Salvation Peter F. Hamilton 6 Mar 21 Rated 8
Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding Daniel E. Lieberman 28 Feb 21 Rated 10
How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers Tim Harford 31 Jan 21 Rated 8
Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain Lisa Feldman Barrett 20 Dec 20 Rated 6