Dan Hill

John Hyams enthusiast. Red headed process fiend. President of the Jimmy Olsen Appreciation Society.

Favorite films

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Parallax View
  • Alien
  • Sorcerer

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

  • Bad Day at Black Rock

    ★★★★½

  • Extraction

    ★★★

  • RRR

    ★★★★½

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  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Once upon a time my Mum told me a tale of when my Stepdad went to see the first Top Gun movie. In one particular scene, I forget which, he shouted "Top Gun!" at the screen, a moment he has never been able to entirely live down.

    During RRR my own gamut went from "Oh my god" (animals leaping from an out of control truck), "Fuck you!" (a flaming motorcycle careening towards the movie's villain), to "What?!" (the best piggyback scene since Everything Everywhere All at Once).

    Movies!

  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    ★★★½

    Heat and Speed had a kid. Then, one Christmas morning, that kid got a drone from Santa Claus.

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  • Bacurau

    Bacurau

    ★★★★½

    A heady brew. Starts off as a social drama detailing the troubles of an isolated village in Northern Brazil before bringing in elements of The Most Dangerous Game, grindhouse and early John Carpenter. Also includes:

    - Udo Kier
    - Hallucinogens
    - Drones disguised as UFOs
    - A capoeira sequence set to sythnwave
    - A Bolsanaro like figure being ridiculed at every turn.
    - Nudity in all of its non-airbrushed glory.

  • You're Next

    You're Next

    ★★★½

    Solid and enjoyable effort. It does enough differently to separate it from its forebears, but not enough to be the saviour of the genre some have touted it as.