I thought the hype was nothing but bluster. I thought the critics were wrong. I thought, for a fleeting second, that You Were Never Really Here was going to be unable to live up to both its potential and overwhelming praise.
But bloody hell is it a damn good movie, one of the best of the year; like a violence-fueled amalgamation of Drive and Taxi Driver with Joaquin Phoenix delivering a typically powerful performance.
Oh yeah, and God of War came out and turned out to be one of the best exclusives around, on any system.
Also, I apologise for how untimely this blog is. I have been trying to juggle so much as of late, CotW fell pretty hard and fast on my “to-do” list. I’ve been so busy, I haven’t really had much time to get into God of War and despite a few gripes with the camera, overall it is easily a shoe-in for my game of the year list – even if it’s the only new game I have played this year (besides Super Mario Odyssey) to actually be outstanding.
Anyhoo, enough downer stuff, let’s talk about you…or those of you who I like enough to put on the list at least.