I realized I needed somewhere to dump my views on film other than on my friends at the pub. So I decided to write them all down, as they come to me, perhaps incoherently.

These are not reviews, because they are written in the first person, have no structure, and give away major plot points. They’re more discursive than objective assessments, and offer observations more than judgements, in general.

About me: I’m 24, male, live in the UK and work in journalism.

My favourite films? Hard to say, but a longlist would include HungerHot FuzzLost in TranslationFour LionsThe Darjeeling LimitedWaltz With BashirThis Is England, Les 400 Coups, Baisers volésThe Lord of the Rings trilogythe Trois Couleurs trilogy, Up in the AirMarie AntoinetteInherent ViceThe Cabin in the WoodsDriveClerksScreamIn BrugesSunshine and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

My favourite directors include Shane Meadows, Sofia Coppola, Paul Thomas Anderson, François Truffaut, Paul Greengrass, Ben Wheatley and Nicolas Winding Refn, among others. My favourite actor is Philip Seymour Hoffman. I also rate Joaquin Phoenix but he has a long way to go to compare. Bill Murray… And actresses? Winona Ryder, Emily Blunt, Felicity Jones, Kristen Stewart. But PSH was, and still is, the man.

I hate the vast majority of superhero films because I find them incredibly predictable. I don’t really bother watching remakes either, and usually only sequels that were planned before the original.