Noel Mellor

Author and ex-podcaster, former marketing professional now a lecturer and academic smart arse. Star of Bridget Jones 3.

Favorite films

  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Weird Science
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Moon

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  • Corpse Bride

    ★★★½

  • Amsterdam

    ★★★★

  • Last Night in Soho

    ½

  • The Guard

    ★★★½

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  • John Carter

    John Carter

    ★★★★½

    With the heart of classic 80s adventure and a modern aesthetic, #johncarter did what so many have failed to do. It made me feel like a kid.

  • Boiling Point

    Boiling Point

    ★★★★★

    Fuck table 7.

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  • Corpse Bride

    Corpse Bride

    ★★★½

    Don’t think I’d ever seen this before in full, but watched it with my 5 year old goth daughter and yeah, it’s pretty good.

  • Amsterdam

    Amsterdam

    ★★★★

    Loved that. It’s a touch overlong and occasionally loses itself a little, but it’s absolutely gorgeous and so well played that it’s hard to care all that much.

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  • Upside Down

    Upside Down

    IT DON'T MAKE NO SENSE!!!!!!

    Seriously. This film is so reliant on the suspension of disbelief that it becomes completely ridiculous.

    There are things that could probably be explained easily, alongside essential plot machinations that make no sense whatsoever. So what does the movie do to address the issue? Nothing. Instead it leaves the viewer scrabbling around looking for something to cling to - like the characters in the film who manipulate the rules of gravity to suit whatever the…

  • Possession

    Possession

    ★★★★

    What the hell did I just see?

    Its hard to recommend this film, being that it is one of the strangest things I've ever seen. However, if you want to spend two hours watching something as powerful, deranged, bizarre and thrilling as you can imagine, you need to give it a shot. It won't be for everyone - and I couldn't argue with those who hate it - but Possession is something pretty amazing, though perhaps just in its own…