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  • The Ghost of Frankenstein

    The Ghost of Frankenstein 1942

    ★★★ Watched 18 Oct, 2016

    As with Son of Frankenstein, this is a cut below the heady heights of James Whale's two features but still very solid stuff. Lon Chaney Jr. makes for a far better Creature than he does a Mummy and Bela Lugosi is an absolute gem returning as Ygor.

    What strikes me about this run of Universal Horrors is that even when descending into B-movie territory, great care has been taken to preserve the Frankenstein films, the story, the legacy and a…

  • Ouija: Origin of Evil

    Ouija: Origin of Evil 2016

    ★★ Watched 18 Oct, 2016

    When the first Ouija launched in 2014 I found it a frustrating watch as although competently crafted it slipped a little too neatly into the groove of cliché and pandered to the quiet, quiet, BANG crowd. While is labelled as a “celebration of all things scary”, their cinematic output too often substitutes a creeping sense of dread and atmospheric build up, for cheap shocks and moments that startle. This prequel does an admirable job of developing an emotional foundation…

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  • Dr. No

    Dr. No 1962

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Jul, 2012 3

    Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.

    So... Dr No. The…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2012 15

    I have absolutely no idea of how to start this review.
    First off the bat, to the best of my knowledge there is nothing here that will shake the foundations and change the opinion of the Nolan haters.

    Set 8 years after The Dark Knight, this film takes a knackered and spiritually broken Bruce Wayne and places him in a situation where he must don the cape once more.
    Christian Bale has come a long way in 7 years. From…