Monthly Film Roundup: May 2022

Films Watched: 9

How Many Were First-Time Watches: 6

Best Films: Top Gun: Maverick (2022), Everything, Everywhere, All At Once (2022), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

New Releases: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness; Everything, Everywhere, All At Once; Jackass 4.5; Top Gun: Maverick


Goldfinger (1964)
Though it shows it’s age in places, this film remains an entertaining swinging sixties spy romp. Globe trotting adventures see a quippy Bond face “the man with the Midas touch”

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
I might be in the minority on this one, but thanks to Sam Rami being at the helm, this admittedly inconsistent film is still Marvel’s most singular and unique project in years, and the best in their Fourth Phase of the MCU. Stunning visuals and gothic horror reign throughout, and it’s main issues lie from obvious ‘Feige-esque’ moments of unnecessary cameos and fan-service

Everything, Everywhere, All At Once (2022)
If you can accept Daniel’s idiosyncratic sensibilities, then this movie will absolutely floor you. A truly unique film with stunning visuals and hilariously bonkers sequences. And yet, ultimately it’s a story of a midlife crisis mother and a depressed daughter learning to love each other. Powerful cinema as confident as it can come

Top Gun (1986)
An iconic but thinly-veiled piece of military propaganda, this Tom Cruise vehicle lacks the script necessary to justify the spectacle. It’s love story lacks passion, but the soundtrack and iconic lines do make for entertaining viewing

tick, tick… BOOM! (2021)
An utterly irresistible central performance from Andrew Garfield grounds this spectacular musical biography with emotion and comedy. A brilliant directorial debut, Lin Manuel Miranda’s theatre contacts make for a fun ‘Where’s Wally’ challenge.

Thunderball (1965)
The first Bond film over 2 hours, and boy do you feel it. The plot is interesting, and the visuals are grand, but it’s pacing and repetitive underwater sequences – though technically impressive – make for a less exciting romp than it’s predecessors

Jackass 4.5 (2022)
It’s the same affair of loud, brash and joyfully stupid pranks. But mixed with some BTS scenes and interviews, it’s a more insightful film than it’s February edition

Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
Surpassing the original in every way, this action epic will stand the test of time far better than its 1986 counterpart. Groundbreaking aerial sequences and a much better story, this film with leave you breathless from thrills and emotion

So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
It struggles to live up to its brilliantly unique premise, but this black comedy romance has enough inspired moments to entertain you for 90mins. Mike Myers gives an excellent duel performance as central character Charlie, as well as Charlie’s hilarious Scottish dad 

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