Sam Inglis

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Favorite films

  • The Last Picture Show
  • Badlands
  • Persona
  • Solaris

Recent activity

  • The Beastmaster


  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout


  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation


Recent reviews

  • The Beastmaster

    The Beastmaster


    When it gets into the action, this sword and sorcery Dr Doolittle from Phantasm director Don Coscarelli is pretty entertaining. It is, however, let down by a thoroughly wooden performance from star Marc Singer.

    Rip Torn has fun hamming it up, and John Amos completely steals the spotlight from Singer. As the damsel in distress, Tanya Roberts has the most beautiful eyes (yes, eyes), but little behind them. The stunts and action are great though.

  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

    Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

    After two franchise entries from Christopher McQuarrie that hit the ground running with spectacular action and barely let you breathe, but for small doses of plot, for almost half of the film's running time, Dead Reckoning Part 1 goes entirely the other way. You could cut the first half hour, right up to the end of the title sequence, and lose absolutely nothing.

    The opening setpiece, on a Russian sub, is largely talk, done better in a dozen sub movies,…

Popular reviews

  • See the Sea

    See the Sea


    Regarde La Mer [See The Sea] exists in a strange place between short film and feature. At 51 minutes it is really neither one nor the other. Ozon's final short before embarking on Sitcom, his first feature, See The Sea is a supremely assured piece of work from a young director finding his voice.

    Hails plays a young English woman living by the sea in France with her baby daughter, her French husband away on business. One day a backpacker…

  • The Killer

    The Killer


    Fincher has never been an especially emotional filmmaker, but the (intentional) distance and disconnection of his hitman tale, while technically brilliant, left me bored. The overarching story isn't anything new to the genre.

    Fassbender's near expressionless performance leaves a hole at the centre, and neither Fincher nor writer Andrew Kevin Walker finds anything to fill it with. It's exactly the film they intended to make, and superbly controlled, but to entirely empty ends.