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  • Dangerous Mind of a Hooligan 2014

    Watched 21 Sep, 2014

    From its title and equally misleading poster you’d think Dangerous Mind of a Hooligan was yet another film about British football thugs. Instead it is yet another British film about cockney crooks which seems to happily borrow from The Usual Suspects, Leon and The Dark Knight. Sadly, none of the quality of its influences have rubbed off on this silly and amateurish crime craptacular.

    Written and directed by Greg Hall (a filmmaker I’d quite happily avoid in future), the film…

  • Thirst 1979

    ★★★ Watched 20 Sep, 2014 8

    Although undoubtedly dated (particularly with the naff glowing eyes of its villainous cult), Rod Hardy’s Australian horror movie proves a remarkably fresh take on the vampire story. Australia produced a number of unique and atmospheric genre films during the 1970s and ‘80s and whilst Thirst may not compete with the best of these movies its novel perspective and creepy atmosphere make sure it is a worthy watch for horror fans.

    Chantal Contour stars as an ordinary girl from down under…

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  • A Thousand Words 2012

    Watched 07 Dec, 2012 109

    A thousand words to describe A Thousand Words:

    Abhorrent, appalling, atrocious, awe-inspiring, awesomely bad, awful, bad, beastly, bollocks, contemptible, dangerous, desperate, dire, disastrous, disturbing, dread, dreaded, dreadful, extreme, fearful, feckless, frightful, fucked, fucked-up, frightening, ghastly, gruesome, harrowing, hateful, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrifying, inconvenient, loathsome, monstrous, naff, nondescript, nonentity, obnoxious, odious, offensive, petrifying, poor, repulsive, revolting, rotten, serious, severe, shocking, shit, shitty, shitfest, shitstain, smelly, toss, unfortunate, unnerving, unpleasant, unwelcome, vile, wank, abject, abominable, bad, base, beggarly, cheap, crass, currish,…

  • Children of Men 2006

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Mar, 2012 79

    Although highly regarded by many I'm still not convinced it is appreciated as much as it should be. For me this is one of the finest science fiction films of all time, perhaps not as influential as Metropolis, Blade Runner et al but every bit as brilliant.

    It manages to achieve what many sci-fi films do not, it manages to not only deliver a unique dystopic concept but also deliver a rich and moving emotional journey too. Too often genre…