Jon Walmsley

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Just from 2018 onwards. I'll be buggered if I'm looking back through everything I've ever watched!

Favorite films

  • Zombie Flesh Eaters
  • Blood and Black Lace
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Inside

Recent activity

  • AKA


  • Excalibur


  • Highway Racer


  • Napoleon


Recent reviews

  • AKA



    Oof. Violent undercover cop gets in with a crime syndicate (run by a surprising great Eric Cantona) in order to sort out some shit, but gets dragged into all sorts of other shit too.

    And damn, is there a lot of other shit too deal with.

    I'm becoming quite a fan of Alban Lenoir. I loved his Lost Bullet films and this is another tough as hell cops vs crooks caper, but unlike most in that genre it actually has a lot of different threads going on and I didn't know where any of them were going to lead. And I very much enjoyed finding out.

  • Excalibur



    Great fun. It's wonderfully theatrical and some of the performances (*cough* Merlin *cough*) are just wild. But it all just works. The sweeping scenery, the elaborate sets, the majestic score, the huge cast of extras that just walk about to make the place look busy. And a stunning Helen Mirren. Great stuff.

    Loads of cracking swordfights in clunky suits of armour. A bit of sex. A bit of bloody violence. And all contained in a 100% factual historical tale of one of Britain's most famous kings (and his wizard friend).

Popular reviews

  • The Girl in the Yellow Jumper

    The Girl in the Yellow Jumper


    That was a hoodie. Not a jumper.

    Yeah, that was worth a watch. Nice minimal cast film that mostly consists of two guys (one a cop, the other a hitchhiker) in a car chatting about who they are and how they got to where they are. But you know something is a bit off with these folks so it keeps you guessing.

    Some interesting narrative styles, with flashbacks and the odd animated section too that mostly work well, although some…

  • The Mansion

    The Mansion


    Rather enjoyed this one. The characters were all great fun (if clichéd) and although the story of 'friends go off to an abandoned building for a party and slowly get killed by mysterious being' isn't the most original, it was really well done.

    It was pretty funny in places too, although some of the jokes were obvious and dated.

    But really, it looked great - some fantastic lighting and sets here, it was good fun, and didn't go in an expected direction. A nice little light-comedy horror worth checking out.