I'm a bit of a movie snob and prefer ones where the director's love shines through. Commercially-focused movies are quite boring. I like to second-guess what happens next, and thoroughly enjoy movies that 'surprise' me.

Favourite Directors

  • Alex Garland - The Beach, Ex Machina, 28 Days Later
  • Denis Villenueve - Arrival, Bladerunner 2049
  • Joel and Ethan Coen - Fargo, No Country For Old Men, O Brother Where Art Thou
  • Guillerma del Toro - Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy

The best of the best

My all-time favourite movies are:

  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy. You can see the love for the source material just shine through in every scene.
  • The Fall. A love letter to story-telling and movies.
  • Pan's Labyrinth. A dark fantasy from a great Director.

Science Fiction

  • Gattaca. My favourite science fiction movie.
  • Arrival. From one of my favourite contemporary directors.
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once. An unforgettable experience.
  • The Matrix. Keanu Reeves, martial arts, philosophy and sci-fi make for an excellent combination.


  • Kung Fu Hustle. The funniest action-comedy you will ever see.
  • Hot Fuzz / Shaun of the Dead. Anything from Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost really.


  • Network. Impossible to imagine this was made in the 70's.
  • Glengarry Glen Ross. A stellar cast and phenomenal writing.

๐Ÿ“บTV shows

  • The Wire. The gold standard for television. This made me a kinder, more thoughtful person. Genuinely world-changing.
  • Blackadder. Let's pretend Season 1 doesn't exist. But 2-4 has some of the funniest episodes ever made.
  • Fargo. One bad season again, but the rest makes for great, funny, dark, entertainment.