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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    John Carpenter’s The Thing: A Masterpiece in Tension.

    * I’ve previously reviewed this film a while back, it was one of the first things I’d ever written so naturally I’ve covered most of what I wanted to say in that review. However, I wanted to update my thoughts, but I’ll leave my old review in the comment section if anyone's interested.

    John Carpenter’s "The Thing" is one of my favourite films of all time. It’s a film that I come…

  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★★

    *May have a couple of spoilers if you haven’t watched the film.

    What can be said for this film by now? At this point I'm essentially shouting into the wind. However, I did want to comment on this incredible film and its equally incredible novel. Briefly diverting, I hope to god that the Coen's pick another Cormac McCarthy novel to adapt at some point in the future. Maybe (and say it quietly) "Blood Meridian" that'd be something else entirely, but…

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  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    ★★★★

    At twenty seven years old I can't believe this the first time I've seen "The Muppet Christmas carol". So, in that retrospect I'm viewing this film through the lens of an adult. And I have to say this was a really charming little film. In fact this might be my favourite adaptation of Dickens classic novel.

    Michael Caine plays Ebenezer Scrooge with more nuance than most other adaptations I've seen. Obviously being a kids film there's a limit to his…

  • Priest

    Priest

    ★★★

    "Priest" stars Paul Bettany in the titular role of a bad ass, vampire hunting priest. In an alternate world, humanity has been warring with vampires for centuries. In order to flip the battle in humanities favour the church creates a contingent group of expert hunters, called Priests. With superior strength, speed and combat prowess they're able to beat the vampiric forces; at the cost of losing one of their own to them.

    With the war over, the oppressive church which…

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  • 1922

    1922

    ★★★★

    1922 is a slow, methodical look at guilt and the consequences of moral compromise. Adapted from Stephen King’s novella, 1922 is a film that will divide certain audiences. After a summer of successful, suspenseful King adaptations (IT, Gerald’s Game) this acts almost as an anti-king film, it’s a film that basks in its atmosphere. It's also a film that's solely focused on its characters rather than plot. Thomas Jane stars as Wilfred James a dedicated ranch owner who conspires with…

  • The Open House

    The Open House

    The Open House is a dull lacklustre thriller from Netflix. I don't think Netflix understand yet that people wandering around an enormous empty house isn't very thrilling. The plot essentially, is about a Mother (Piercey Dalton) and her son (Dylan Minnette) moving into her sisters house whilst it's up for sale in Canada (I think) after the accidental death of her husband.

    The film was competently directed and the cinematography, staging, framing were all fine. As was the acting which…