Chris Browning

librarian, book reader, comic and "things" writer, cat owner, hairy bloke

Favorite films

  • Gregory's Girl
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • Dead of Night
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch

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  • Blind Date

    ★★½

  • The Beast of the Yellow Night

    ★★★

  • Devo Live 1980

    ★★★★

  • Twelve Monkeys

    ★★★★

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  • Blind Date

    Blind Date

    ★★½

    What a weird little film - a slow and sometimes boring giallo inspired thriller, with a wholly odd plot about a cure for blindness for our not terribly likeable hero (hobbies include just hanging out watching women with binoculars and wearing bizarre t shirts demonstrating his love of dental hygiene) that feels like it was taken from another film to save this one. The weird, primitive digital visions of his blindness cure are the real joys here - strange and…

  • The Beast of the Yellow Night

    The Beast of the Yellow Night

    ★★★

    This is for the Rifftrax version - The riffs are funny but the film is so bad they do seem to struggle doing much with it. Weirdly the screenplay seems to want to do more than the filmmakers can ever manage, especially the subplot with the blind man. It’s almost as if they wrote a slightly somber, ornate script but then just made it as schlock. It’s a weird effect but not an entirely terrible one

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  • Gregory's Girl

    Gregory's Girl

    ★★★★★

    there are reasons why this is my favourite film of all time. it has all the strange, unalloyed creative joy of "that sinking feeling" but this time it's all been pulled together to create, as far as i'm concerned, the single best cinematic tale of growing up as a teenager ever: in literature, in television, in cinema. all of it. it's all here, which is kind of my definition of a masterpiece - it sets out to say everything possible…

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

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

    Silly of me it may be, but I couldn't face letting the pile of fetid nonsense that is Hereditary be my 6000th film on this webpage SO PLEASE CONSIDER THIS AS THE 6001st and whatever comes next as the true 6000th

    Anyway. Where to even start with this nonsense? Aster is undeniably talented - there are several scenes with brilliant ideas in the movie, and he can build tension beautifully. The problem is all those scenes don't even remotely cohere…