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  • Zoom at the Top

    Zoom at the Top 1962

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Jun, 2016

    This is the one with the instant icicle machine and the glue boomerang.

    It also has the best title of any of the Wile E. Coyote / Road Runner cartoons. In fact, it could be the best title ever.

  • Tentacles

    Tentacles 1977

    ★★ Watched 26 Jun, 2016 7

    Sunday Munch!

    How the fuck did this cast happen?!

    I know that Italian horrors and thrillers from the 60s and 70s were regularly able to rope in one or two Hollywood stars to headline them - but this is Huston, Hopkins, Winters, Akins AND Fonda. It says the budget for this was $750,000 and, even if you allow for inflation, it's pretty clear they couldn't have been doing it for the money.

    And they obviously weren't doing it for the…

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  • The Shining

    The Shining 1980

    ★★★★★ Added 13

    I think that The Shining is, outside of one of its major plot points, a pretty good name for this film. It's a shining example of why no filmmaker should feel obliged to as closely mirror a book as possible when doing an adaptation.

    When Stanley Kubrick released The Shining, Stephen King famously decried it, saying that it hardly resembled his novel at all. Quite often since then people have suggested that King simply does not understand cinema, an opinion…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 May, 2015 40

    What makes a 5 star film?

    There are lots of different criteria floating around for what makes one. By their own admission, some people are a lot freer with dishing out such a grading whilst others insist a film practically has to become their all time favourite to receive full marks.

    It is, of course, completely dependent on the individual. I've often wondered if I am quite strict or quite liberal with the amount of times I've handed out full…