Ranked: Paul Thomas Anderson

As Phantom Thread readies for home release, I thought I'd indulge in a deceptively difficult and openly personal task; ranking the feature films of Paul Thomas Anderson. Expect a multitude of adjectives in my rundown below. The ordering you may well disagree with; everyone's preferences are different. What has struck me, however, is how good all … Continue reading Ranked: Paul Thomas Anderson

100 Great Films Of The 21st Century – Part 2

The collation of this list was inspired by the 4th anniversary of thelosthighwayhotel. What started out as just a place to dump some writing I'd been posting on social media quickly became a serious, beloved vocation for me. Because at it's best film is a window into the minds of those around us. That can manifest in … Continue reading 100 Great Films Of The 21st Century – Part 2

The Best of 2015

The top ten Inside OutInherent ViceCarolIt FollowsMad Max: Fury RoadGirlhoodSelmaKumiko, The Treasure HunterPhoenixThe Look Of Silence Film Of The YearInside Out "Inside Out runs headlong into talking about the consequences and reasons behind early-onset depression, yet wraps this conversation up in the dressing of an adventure story… There’s a wonderful lesson here about self-acceptance which raises the … Continue reading The Best of 2015

List: 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far (25-1)

And so onto the top 25. My favourite films to have appeared this decade so far. A couple of these might require justification. Mostly though they ought to speak for themselves. If anything compiling this list has made me very hopeful for the five-or-so years ahead. If they provide us with this many gems we'll … Continue reading List: 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far (25-1)

Review: Inherent Vice

For some, myself included, there's a palpable sense of anticipation whenever a new Paul Thomas Anderson film lands, especially in recent years as the austerity of There Will Be Blood and The Master have rushed him to the top of the stack of America's brightest, most lauded directors. Inherent Vice seems likely to appease as many of … Continue reading Review: Inherent Vice