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Two New Releases I Didn’t Enjoy: The Snowman (2017); Justice League (2017)

I’ve been seeing lots of films at the cinema recently! But amongst the many hits, there can also be some significant misses. Here are brief, paragraph-long reviews on two films I saw recently, which I’d rather not spend any more time on, to be honest; and you shouldn’t either.

Thoughts on… Kindergarten Cop (1990)

One of my favourite things to do is revisit films that I used to watch over and over as a child, to see if they have the same appeal when watched in adulthood. Needless to say, when I had the chance to watch Kindergarten Cop (1990, dir. Ivan Reitman) the other day, I was filled […]

Blindspot 2015: The Night of the Hunter (1955)

The final film in my 2015 Blindspot series! I have been wanting to watch The Night of the Hunter (1955, dir. Charles Laughton) for a very long time indeed. Did it meet my expectations? Read on! Its synopsis is as follows: A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Nightcrawler (2014)

This review will be shorter than usual, because you need to see this film immediately. Nightcrawler (2014, dir. Dan Gilroy) is a creepy and atmospheric portrait of pathological obsession and questionable ethics. Jake Gyllenhaal plays Louis “Lou” Bloom, a young man who is looking for a job. When he stumbles upon the fast paced lifestyle […]

MovieRob’s 007 December Blogathon: Moonraker (1979)

My strange obsession with this highly special and arguably terrible Bond film continues! Here’s the second review I’ve written for MovieRob‘s fantastic 007 December Blogathon. If you want to know more about my admittedly poor taste in Bond films, read on! ***** Moonraker (1979, dir. Lewis Gilbert) is also known as “Bond in Space”, because […]

Capturing the Friedmans (2003): Quick-shot review!

An extremely confronting documentary, Capturing the Friedmans (2003, dir. Andrew Jarecki) focuses on a normal family that becomes a media sensation as a father and son are accused of heinous crimes against children. Family patriarch Arnold Friedman was a popular community figure and science teacher when, on the day of Thanksgiving 1987, he was busted […]

The Royale with Cheeseathon: Five Things I Love About Pulp Fiction (1994)

Do you love Pulp Fiction? If so, head on over to the wonderful Niall‘s Royale With Cheeseathon, where this amazing film’s 20th birthday is being celebrated. There are lots of great posts up at the moment, so go and check them out! If you’re interested in finding out about five of my favourite things aboutPulp […]

Ichi the Killer (2001): “There’s no love in your violence.”

You should avoid Takashi Miike’s ultra-violent Ichi the Killer (2001) if you have a sensitive stomach at the sight of blood. Needless to say, and as you might be able to tell from its title, it is a very bloody adventure. It tells the story of reluctant murderer Ichi (Nao Omori) and his involvement in the […]