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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  • The Gray Man

    ★★★½

  • Rogue City

    ★★★½

  • Prey

    ★★★★

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    ★★★★

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  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    ★★★½

    Sometimes you just want to watch Ana De Armas run around with a rocket launcher, Chris Evans play a douche again and see Ryan Gosling load a handgun one handed.

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★

    A lot of reviews here have (rightly) trumpeted the fact that this would have killed it with a theatrical release. I agree. This is the best movie in the franchise since the original.

    That said, watching this in half hour bursts as I adjust to life with a newborn baby was my viewing experience. It still kicked ass.

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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.