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  • The Rough and the Smooth

    The Rough and the Smooth 1959

    ★★ Watched 06 Jul, 2015

    A horribly misogynistic story, every woman* in this film is shown unsympathetically. The fiancée (Natasha Parry) who unexpectedly proposed to her boyfriend Mike (Tony Britton), the woman (Nadja Tiller) who Mike runs off with, his controlling mother (Joyce Carey) and the interfering suspicious hotel owner (Beatrice Varley). Two of these appalling women even wanted to have sex with Mike - the horror!
    This was a horrible film which lacked a believable story and coherent plot and was only saved by…

  • Time Bomb

    Time Bomb 1953

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Jul, 2015

    A Birmingham railway policeman is assaulted by a man who shouldn't have been where he was on a railway. The man escapes but leaves behind detonators and it is realised that he has planted explosives on a train making its way to Portsmouth loaded with mines. A WW2 bomb disposal officer (Glenn Ford) is called in to try to save the day.
    This was quite exciting and nicely acted in parts, but could have done without the romantic sub-plot and…

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  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Feb, 2013 10

    Dear Mr. Tarantino,
    I rather enjoyed your film, but that's because I had been warned that it was much too long, gratuitously violent, and that the n-word was used everywhere it could be and then some. The story was a great adventure, I was never going to drop off in the middle of it even though it would have been less flabby if you had trimmed ¾ of an hour off it. I'm not sure that your film is the…

  • Van Helsing

    Van Helsing 2004

    ★★ Watched 05 Jan, 2013 1

    I was bored. I was bored during and after watching the film, not before.