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  • Annabelle 2014

    Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    This might be the laziest horror film ever made.

    Pilfering from The Conjuring and a tonne of other superior horror films, Annabelle does a shit all over James Wan's excellent universe. Some of the scares are well-constructed, but they are all in the trailer and have a lot less impact in the finished product.

    The film even forgets about its title character for long periods of time, focusing on a bizarre demon-like creature that brings back unpleasant memories of the Darth Maul monster from Insidious.

    This Halloween period has not got off to a good start.

  • Fury 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Oct, 2014

    Seen as part of the BFI London Film Festival. Reviewed for Empire Online.

    David Ayer has carved out a niche as a creator of ultra-realistic thrillers, many tapping into his own experiences in the US Navy. Since the release of his submarine thriller U-571, which distorted history to credit America with cracking the Enigma code, Ayer has devoted himself to fairly meticulous truth. Ayer subsequently made his name as screenwriter of the Oscar-nominated Training Day and writer-director of crunching cop…

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  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Oct, 2012 3

    Hands down the funniest film to have Judd Apatow's name attached to it, Anchorman is already a comedy classic only eight years after its initial release. Many of its quotes are ingrained in popular culture and the mere mention of the film's name causes most human beings to spew forth with quotes.

    Every scene of the film crackles with quotable dialogue: Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's script being up amongst the funniest Hollywood has ever produced. In Ron Burgundy, Ferrell…

  • Scary Movie 5 2013

    ½ Watched 12 Apr, 2013

    I have three thoughts:

    1) Yawn.
    2) Sigh.
    3) Just fucking why?