Media Diary

short, highly subjective reviews about stuff I watch.

★ = didn't like; ★★ = pretty okay; ★★★ = liked; ★★★★ = favourite.

Spectre

Pleased to report that the woman doesn't die. I had trouble following the plot as usual. Lots of explosions. The Day of the Dead intro was beautiful.
2
Oct 16, 2021

Skyfall

Fun and pretty. I thought the villain in this one was more interesting than the previous. The treatment of female characters continues to be bad. My favourite intro so far. Also, giant lizards!
2
Oct 13, 2021

Quantum of Solace

I was not into this and I was especially not into seeing female characters get abused. My expectations for Bond movies are at rock bottom.
1
Oct 10, 2021

Daredevil (Season 1)

Rewatched this with my partner, who hasn't seen it before. I loved Daredevil the first time I watched it and I'm excited to revisit it.
4
Oct 8, 2021

Casino Royale

I've never seen any of the Bond movies. The colours were beautiful and reminded me of film. The plot and characters were less interesting to me.
2
Oct 6, 2021

What If…? (Season 1)

Enjoyable and fun. The art is gorgeous and probably my favourite part of the series.
3
Oct 6, 2021

Mamma Mia! The Movie

Silly and wholesome. I watched the sequel to this first a while back, so it's nice to see the whole story now.
2
Oct 3, 2021

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

I don't get Evangelion, which has to do more with me than the series. This movie was visually stunning, though I didn't follow the plot. I wish Rei could be happy and domestic for the whole movie. The fanservice was egregious and distracting.
1
Sep 25, 2021

Star Wars: Visions

Loved this. It's an anthology of short Star Wars-verse stories by different anime studios. Favourite episodes: The Village Bride (beautiful music!), The Ninth Jedi (omg), and Lop and Ocho (gorgeous art/environments).
4
Sep 24, 2021

Yesterday

It's cute and charming. I don't know anything about the Beatles, but it'd probably be enjoyable to Beatles fans. It's easy and light to watch.
2
Sep 22, 2021

The Mandalorian (Season 2)

Still fun! Happy to see Fennec return. Dad vibes are stronger than ever. Seeing more Mandalorians that had different values was neat. Very cool to see Jedi.
3
Sep 20, 2021

The Mandalorian (Season 1)

I'm late to the party, but now I finally understand the memes. The music was good, Mando is fun, I would die for Baby Yoda. The heist episode, which is my favourite genre, was very fun. This is the way.
3
Sep 12, 2021

Moonrise Kingdom

Charming. As expected, the aesthetics are gorgeous: lovely colour palettes, symmetrical frames, and fun music.
3
Sep 4, 2021

The Amazing Spider-Man

It's fine. I probably would have liked this more if I hadn't just watched the original trilogy, so I found myself very bored during the origin story because all the story beats were familiar.
2
Sep 3, 2021

Venom

A lot better than I was expecting, because everyone says this movie is bad. It's fun! Venom the character is fun. The plot was not very interesting. I'm glad Anne and Dan were good characters and there wasn't an annoying love triangle shoved in.
2
Sep 2, 2021

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Everything happens so much. I thought having both Sandman and Venom in this made it too crowded, and found a lot of plot points silly. Emo Peter dancing down the street was very funny. Disappointed in the way MJ was written throughout this entire trilogy. Love triangles are tiring.
2
Aug 29, 2021

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

I liked the identity crisis plot. Doc Ock's arms were very cool. I thought the initial fusion machine scene was overdramatic and silly, and then the following hospital scene gave me whiplash because of how violent and horrifying it was (I still have that shot with the nails stuck in my mind…ugh). The romance remains tiresome.
2
Aug 27, 2021

Spider-Man (2002)

I haven't watched this the whole way through before. It feels very much a product of its time with the weird love story and damsel in distress plot points.
2
Aug 21, 2021

Men In Black – International

I’ve never seen an MIB movie before and didn’t really get what was going on here, but I think it was also…not very good.
1
Aug 13, 2021

Mission Impossible 6 – Fallout

the absolutely bananas action scenes continue. I feel tired just watching Tom Cruise run after the bad guys with his infinite set of lungs. I was mostly excited to see Henry Cavill in this. also, the many NO U twists and 5D chess manoeuvres.
2
Aug 7, 2021

Enola Holmes

pretty fun, I was more intrigued by the missing mother plot than the viscount one, but apparently there's a sequel planned? so hopefully that will be explored more.
2
Aug 4, 2021

Mission Impossible 5 – Rogue Nation

I didn't like this one as much as the 4th movie, but it was still fun. There were lots of NO U moments and I had no idea what was going to happen. I wish I were cool enough to ride a motorcycle.
2
Aug 1, 2021

Watchmen

very dark and joyless. I adore the comic and I think I wouldn't have understood this movie if I hadn't read it before. The musical cues were strange and the way the flashback scene between the Comedian and Silk Spectre was shot felt incredibly uncomfortable and unnecessary. Watchmen was never great with women (idk if a product of its satirization or just the usual men writing women thing, I'm not a scholar) and I just have to look past it to enjoy the thing.
2
Jul 30, 2021

Carole & Tuesday

charming and cute, with wonderful music. I watched this with my friends but we ended up not finishing it.
3
Jul 27, 2021

Mission Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol

I haven't watched an MI movie before. Some of the tech was silly and the BMW endorsements were amusing, but it was fun and exciting.
2
Jul 22, 2021

Ocean's Twelve

this is a fun movie. I did some Destiny item management while rewatching it. The plot is confusing, but Catherine Zeta-Jones is beautiful and everyone is having a good time.
2
Jul 15, 2021