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  • Annabelle: Creation

    Annabelle: Creation

    ★★★★

    I’m into the Conjuring Extended Universe. Barely lets up with the scare sequences after the initial set up but also mixes them up, liked how there kinda was no lead character also, it’s a proper ensemble. Does what it needs to do and does it well, fair play.

  • Naked

    Naked

    It’s like Groundhog Day without Bill Murray. I don’t like Groundhog Day so I watched a film like a film I don’t like but it didn’t have Bill Murray in it.

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  • Project X

    Project X

    ½

    A very big candidate for worst film of the year, Project X made me absolutely furious whilst watching it, and I haven't felt that wound up by a film since Grown Ups. People who know me know that's a big deal.

    The film is an utter shitpile for many reasons but the most egregious offenders which come to mind is the sheer laziness of the filmmaking. OK, you've given people loads of cameras. Great. And what do we see? High…

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    Still beyond reproach. Makes me less nervous about Prometheus as I know for sure that it can't ever approach the level of quality of this film. Subtle, pitch-perfect performances, though Ian Holm is on another level, superb ratcheting of tension and some of the best production design ever seen in sci-fi make for a true masterpiece which is certainly very close to the top of my favourite films of all time.