RSS feed for Dan

Favorite films

Don’t forget to select your favorite films!

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • The French Connection

    The French Connection 1971

    ★★★½ Added

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'd put off watching this for years even though I'd recorded it from BBC1 in 2006 the week Roy Schieder passed away. It was always there looking at me on my digital recorder, the first in the queue, followed by the sequel (recorded a week later) but it need seemed the right time to watch it. Last week, I gave in.
    In a nutshell; there's very little way in to the main characters, they're quite I likable but you feel…

  • Godzilla 1985

    Godzilla 1985 1984

    ★★★★ Added

    Much has been said about this film already but little has been said about it's score. It's truly epic. I've not heard a Godzilla movie soundtrack that has such power since. It's also very 'western' sounding (Hollywood, I mean, not from a cowboy film) as opposed to the very Japanese sounding score Akira Ifukube wrote for many of these films. If you can track downte soundtracks or at least listen to the main theme on YouTube, I hope you'll agree this score is quite amazing in all it's meaty, swirly stereo, grandiose, expensive-sounding glory. It's much more than this film deserves.

Popular reviews

  • Exorcist II: The Heretic

    Exorcist II: The Heretic 1977

    ★★★ Added

    It's very tempting for a lot of people to say that this film is rubbish. I'm sure, and I can say this with some insider knowledge because I used to think it was rubbish too, that they mean it's is just disappointing. You would assume a bigger budgeted, better-cast, more flamboyant sequel to one of the scariest films ever made would offer more of the same. In fact it is a very different creature. Instead of another raw, terrifying daemonic…

  • The Woman in Black

    The Woman in Black 1989

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Apr, 2012

    Watch this with the lights off, on your own, with headphones.
    You won't sleep. Not for days. She'll be there every time you close your eyes. She may even be watching you reading this, right now...