Bookhouse Film Club

Film appreciation and curation project championing outstanding cinema.

A weekly Friday Night Film pick and where to watch it.


Friday Night Film - JUDGEMENT

One of the films of the year, Park Chan-wook's Decision to Leave, is available to stream on MUBI from today and we wanted to highlight another MUBI exclusive, his early-career short JUDGEMENT.


We’re dedicating this month’s Friday Night Film picks to Noirvember and as we’re just coming out of the spooky season, we start off with the late-70s chiller WHEN A STRANGER CALLS, a fascinating blend of home invasion terror and gritty noir. 


Rob Zombie’s Halloween remakes have proven to be divisive for deviating so drastically from John Carpenter’s brooding slasher classic. Every inch of Zombie’s films oozes with grit and grain. They’re bloody, brutal affairs that don’t leave much to the imagination with a trailer park aesthetic that is an acquired taste.

Friday Night Film - GOOD MANNERS

This week’s Friday Night Film pick is quite possibly the greatest contemporary horror film you’ve never seen and is a part of the BFI’s In Dreams are Monsters, a UK-wide season of horror films that focuses on the creatures that have haunted our screens and dreams for over a century.

Recent reviews

A glitz and glamour trip through gorgeous 1960s Paris with a true sense of style via Hepburn’s elegant costumes and essence of cool – Charade portrays a stark contrast to the stale, lifeless churn of modern-day Hollywood and their current IP model.

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Beyond its explicit nature, Stranger by the Lake is an expertly crafted slow-burner made in the vein of a Hitchock thriller a la Rear Window.

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One of the boldest science-fiction epics never finished is now available in its restored form.

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A recent restoration has breathed new life into Borden’s politically charged work and it is now more accessible than ever.

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Filled with surreal gothic imagery and macabre violence, and a visual language from cinematographer Dick Pope that takes cues from early Terrance Malick work like Days of Heaven, The Reflecting Skin is a beautifully dark viewing experience.

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The Conversation was the least revered of and commercially successful but has since been regarded in equal acclaim to Coppola's seminal epics.

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Surge demonstrates Whishaw’s impressive range as an actor for his turn in Aneil Karia's visceral thriller.

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Dead Pigs revolves around an ensemble cast of characters all in some way struggling with their identity and place in modern-day Shanghai.

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