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  • Spookies 1986

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Apr, 2014 2

    What a glorious mess this film is. By all objective reasoning Spookies is a terrible film with an incoherent plot, excruciating acting and paper-thin characterisation. However, it is a hell of a lot of fun as it embraces the kitchen sink approach to horror filmmaking delivering cheap and tacky production values and an unusual mish-mash of influences.

    The film’s plot (and I use that phrase in the loosest possible sense) is centered on a young group of friends who are…

  • The Super Ninja 1984

    ★★ Watched 22 Apr, 2014 10

    The popularity of ninjas knew no bounds in the 1980s. It seemed like a hundred new ninja films were released every month with even the most unlikely movies shoehorning them into their stories. Unfortunately they favoured quantity over quality as most ninja-based movies of the period sucked, even if they did possess a certain kind of charm and The Super Ninja is no different.

    Sounding like a 16-bit videogame, The Super Ninja is about a Chinese police officer living in…

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  • A Thousand Words 2012

    Watched 07 Dec, 2012 102

    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 74

    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…