Mark Costello

Mark Costello

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A bored accountant who can't wait to get home in a day and ignore his wife and child in his home cinema........

Favorite films

  • Alien
  • The Godfather
  • Blade Runner
  • Dazed and Confused

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  • The Thing

    ★★★★★

  • Corruption

    ★★★★

  • Yokai Monsters: 100 Monsters

    ★★★

  • Dementer

    ★★½

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  • Corruption

    Corruption

    ★★★★

    A brilliantly odd mix of Hammer/Amicus horror, grimy and realistic brutality and disco lunacy, this really is something to behold.......

    Peter Cushing is a groovy surgeon in London who, after a bout of jealous fisticuffs with an Austin Powers-a-like, inadvertently scars his model fiancee. A few experiments later sees some modern scientific gubbins from a rat heal her scars.....but not for long. And wouldn't you know it, only fresh scientific gubbins from a buxom young woman will do the trick.…

  • The Servant

    The Servant

    ★★★★½

    An icily sinister psychological drama that Bong Joon-ho's Parasite more than owes a considerable debt to, comes to 4K Blu-ray with a wonderful new restoration from StudioCanal.

    And while the film is nominally about the toxic relationship that develops between these two men - a working class man-servant and a foppish upper class layabout - and the women that come in and out of their lives, it's about so much more...

    Read my in-depth review of the new Studiocanal set and the film here at AVForums: www.avforums.com/reviews/the-servant-4k-blu-ray-review.19094

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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    It remains peerless - Kubrick's clinical gaze and style gives everything so much room to breathe, the tension just oozes out of the screen. The polar opposite of modern super-quick, jump scare horror, there are almost no setpieces as we think of them today, more a steady and unsettling escalation of events, where nothing more than a woman reading a few sheets of paper is one of the most terrifying things ever committed to screen.

    That clinical visual style is…

  • Dracula

    Dracula

    ★★★★★

    Still the utterly fucking insane, FFC-drug-hallucination/Hammer homage it always was.

    Its big, its fucking bonkers and in your face in a way very few films had been and have since. Structurally, its tight as a drum, with the script doing superb justice to the novel's diary-based structure, perfectly capturing all those different viewpoints without ever swamping or overwhelming the viewer.

    And of course the cast is similarly eclectic - from Oldman and Ryder doing a brilliant job of portraying doomed…