RSS feed for Mark

Favorite films

Recent activity

All films

Recent reviews

  • Utopia 2 2014

    ★★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2014 6

    "Hey Alice, lovely to see you. Got a height thing have you? That's a turn up for the fucking books innit?" - an example of Becky's classic swearing.

    The return of the most striking, strange and downright brutal of conspiracy thrillers kept one hooked once more, but never quite topped either the first series or the deeply controversial 'faction' of the 1970s set debut episode.

    I'm not quite sure why this sequel failed to live up to its expectations really.…

  • Enough Said 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Aug, 2014

    Whoa, hold on to your tits, because what we have here is a romantic comedy that is not only both romantic and funny but is mawkish sentimentalism free, so it doesn't make you cringe in that way that even some of the glossy better quality yet still stereotypical romcoms do. And more than that, it is relatable in a way that most romcoms aren't (yes, even those glossy better quality yet still stereotypical ones) and still more, it focuses on…

Popular reviews

  • Berberian Sound Studio 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Jan, 2013 10

    My word.

    What an amazing film.

    Firstly if you're a nerd for the aesthetics of film, you'll love it. The 70s setting, the Giallo references are all perfect that you don't think of it as a present day film set in the 70s, this could be a lost forgotten 70s film.

    Secondly, if you're a nerd for the mechanics of film, the technology, you'll REALLY love it.

    I belong in the former camp really but this film has really given…

  • Good Morning, Vietnam 1987

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Aug, 2014 2

    Following the sad news of his passing, I just had to watch one of my favourite films featuring Robin Williams.

    Good Morning, Vietnam was the perfect showcase for his talents both comedic and dramatic. Watching it in recent years has always been tinged with some sadness on account of the passing of Bruno Kirby in 2006, but now it's going to get even more poignant.

    In the words of his character Adrian Cronauer the world will be as 'boring as whale shit' without Robin Williams. RIP.