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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  • Creature with the Atom Brain

    ★★★

  • Love & Basketball

    ★★★★

  • Spectre

    ★★★½

  • Insidious: Chapter 2

    ★★★

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  • Creature with the Atom Brain

    Creature with the Atom Brain

    ★★★

    For a film with a title such as this, its remarkably earnest and while conjuring up all manner of shonky papier-mache tentacles and eyes, don't get too excited as the titular beasties are little more than people with a little bit of lipstick round their foreheads.......

    An exiled gangster hooks up with an eastern European disgraced scientist to use the power of radiation to power dead bodies to do their bidding - in this case, get revenge on the powers…

  • Spectre

    Spectre

    ★★★½

    NTTD Homework 101............I'm ready..........

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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…

  • Last Action Hero

    Last Action Hero

    ★★★★

    Still a massively fun and affectionate meta-giggle at the genre its star, writer and director helped define.

    Ahnuld has a blast playing everyone, from a kick-ass Hamlet to a walking, talking, shooting stereotype to a henpecked politician's husband and even an empathetic existential conundrum (which one is actually him I'm still not sure......), as does everyone else onscreen. Striking a lovely tone between everyone being in on the joke but not too much, the world building and the cameos gel…