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  • Pretty in Pink

    Pretty in Pink 1986

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Jul, 2016

    The 80s got better after this. But this was ok.

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Jul, 2016

    I have largely avoided learning anything about this film, knowing that one day I would just decide to watch it and see what happened. I had no plans to do so when I woke up this morning or indeed when I left work. But I found it on MUBI and thought, why not? I rarely watch horror - mainly because I prefer to watch horror with other people, and that requires planning... - but even I can tell that this…

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  • M

    M 1931

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Aug, 2012 2

    The whole film is excellent - some of the strange idiosyncrasies of the new talkie film era, such as overdubbing and silent outdoor scenes, work unusually in its favour even to a modern day audience. The set-up, children singing in the street about a murderer whose presence looms over them, is a masterclass, and its depiction of the whole town, suffering under this wicked spell, is something that has been emulated throughout film history. But the film is a standout…

  • Time of the Wolf

    Time of the Wolf 2003

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Aug, 2012

    Another review of this I read said (roughly) "about as much fun as you'd expect a Haneke post-apocalypse movie to be, i.e. no fucking fun at all" and I can't really put it better than that.