• How to Build a Girl

    How to Build a Girl

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    How to Build a Girl (2019) d. Coky Giedroyc sp. Caitlin Morgan/John Niven based on CM's experiences as a teen music journalist. Beanie Feldstein a delight navigating the journey from swotty teen to naive (then evil*) music critic before realising where her talents truly lie., *spends a tad too long in this section. Loved her bedroom wall! 🎩❀️

  • Moana

    Moana

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Moana (2016) d. Ron Clements/John Musker. Catchy songs, likeable characters & in Moana (AuliΚ»i Cravalho) a role model for our time, one that respects tradition but seeks adventure, challenge, is determined & can save the save the day. + The Rock rocks πŸ’ͺ +Jermaine Clements πŸ’™. 🌊

  • The Anniversary

    The Anniversary

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    The Anniversary (1968) d. Roy Ward Baker
    The closest #Hammer ever got to doing a Pinter-play, in this adaptation of Bill MacIlwraith's play about a domineering matriarch (#BetteDavis) whose annual anniversary is trial for her three sons. This year is a real show-stopper! β€οΈπŸ‘οΈ

  • Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

    β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) d. Terence Fisher
    The 5th of 7 #Hammer #Frankenstein movies. Here F (#PeterCushing) needs to get knowledge from a colleague who's now in an asylum & dying of heart failure. Surely with his skills of extreme body surgery it'll all end OK. πŸ‘

  • The Other Guys

    The Other Guys

    β˜…β˜…β˜…

    The Other Guys (2010) d. Adam McKay. Mark Wahlberg & Will Ferrell star as 2 mismatched cops investigating a shady businessman (Steve Coogan). Overall good fun, with plenty of pops at preposterous cop action flicks. But too many irrelevant scenes/running gags make this a tad long.

  • Contagion

    Contagion

    β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Contagion (2011) d. Steven Soderbergh. Finally caught up with this! Very educational.... And prescient. Would I have watched it if there hadn't been a global pandemic? Probably not.

  • Frankenstein Created Woman

    Frankenstein Created Woman

    β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) d. #TerenceFisher. F (#PeterCushing) has moved on from creating beings out of body parts. He's now interested in the soul & manages to transfer one from a recently executed man, to a woman (Susan Denberg) he revived/made-over. Goofy. Gory. Good!

  • X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

    X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

    β˜…β˜…β˜…

    X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963) w/d. #RogerCorman. Dr Xavier (#RayMilland) is convinced that there is a better way for doctors to diagnose their patients. Obviously, it's to have x-ray vision. His eye drops work a treat but come with side effects. Milland brings gravity.

  • The Testament of Dr. Cordelier

    The Testament of Dr. Cordelier

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Le Testament du docteur Cordelier (1959) d. #JeanRenoir. The casting of a great physical/mime artiste (Jean-Paul Barrault) in this updated to '50s Paris #JekyllandHyde was a great investment. Some subtle/interesting changes re: the kind of man Dr Jekyll was before the experiment.

  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981) d. Walerian Borowczyk. A party for Dr Jekyll (Udo Kier) & Miss Osbourne (Marina Pierro) takes an unpleasant turn of when J's alter-ego Hyde (GΓ©rard Zalcberg) is revealed. Atmospheric sexually violent take on #JekyllandHyde.

  • Coda

    Coda

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Coda (2020) d. Claude Lalonde
    Following his wife's death world-renowned concert pianist (#PatrickStewart) has started getting stage fright. He finds some kind of comfort/security in a friendship with a journalist (#KatieHolmes). A thoughtful actor-led low-key drama. Enjoyed it.

  • #Alive

    #Alive

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    #Alive (2020) Cho Il-hyung. South Korean zombie movie starring Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye as pretty much the last two Survivors on their apartment block, albeit on opposite sides. Two charming leads ensure that their predicament has meaning. Excellent zombie acting/action.