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  • The Mercy

    The Mercy


    The story of Donald Crowhurst is fascinating and awful: it is a story of obsession, madness and terror as one man stares into the void. The astonishing ‘The Strange Last Voyage Of Donald Crowhurst’ captures this and is one of my favourite books. The story is complex and so the book (broadly) spends the first half focusing on the backstory and the second half focusing on Crowhurst’s state of mind once on the boat. The Mercy sacrifices the strangeness, terror,…

  • Mandy



    Three things:

    1. It is as though a teenager has seen a poster for a Dario Argento film, listened to a Sunn O))) record, then imagined a film out of those things. This is not a bad thing.

    2. Nicolas Cage has definitely seen that episode of Community about him.

    3. The man sat behind me at the Prince Charles Cinema, laughing for far too long in his hey-everyone-I-get-the-joke way at every violent moment, then repeatedly opening and consuming packets of crisps for the entire film, deserved the vengeance of Cage far more than the weird biker demons.

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout


    Enormous fun. As ever, Ethan Hunt Mk Cruise > James Bond Mk Craig.

  • The Green Fog

    The Green Fog


    A cinephile's dream, almost literally as well as figuratively.

    This extremely entertaining and very funny "remake" of Vertigo is made entirely with footage from films and TV shows shot in San Francisco (including Bullitt, The Conversation, Experiment in Terror, The Lady of Shanghai, The Towering Inferno, Star Trek IV, Basic Instinct, Dark Passage, an N*Sync video, McMillan & Wife, and many more).

    Scenes from films are cut to remove the dialogue and leave in only the facial expressions, completely changing the…