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  • Death Line

    Death Line

    Boogeyman horror that is now perhaps more interesting for its place in British horror history and its director's canon.

    There are enough ingredients here for a classic, but I don't think it quite comes together. I find the comedy and horror do not gel well. The claustrophobic setting is not exploited to its true horrific potential; I think the similar CREEP is much more effective. The recent Blu Ray has led to this being rediscovered and marked as a minor masterpiece by some; I don't think that label will stick (whereas CREEP is due a reappraisal...).

    (From twitter)

  • Memoirs of an Invisible Man

    Memoirs of an Invisible Man

    Today's viewing for #hooptober - MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN. They are ripe for pulping. The film dies on Chase's back; the charisma of FLETCH has long passed and he's into the obnoxious, anti-charisma phase of his career. I think it's strange central casting; there aren't enough comedic moments to fully utilise his talents, and far too many moments of pathos that his screen presence just does not support. Throughout I was wishing the roles were switched and Sam Neill…

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  • Non-Stop

    Non-Stop

    ★★★

    Genre: Liam Neeson

  • Sixteen Candles

    Sixteen Candles

    ½

    Had I seen this in my childhood it is possible that I would now view it with forgiveness in my heart, my vision tainted by nostalgic lenses. But viewed for the first time twenty years after its release, my clear vision reveals this as a mess with unbelievable characters and plot, not to mention the racism and acceptance of young men having their way with young women too drunk to consent. A reminder of just how horrible the mainstream Hollywood could be in the 80s.