Jack Ransom

Watcher and reviewer of motion pictures.
Blu-Ray and DVD collector and all round supporter of physical media 💿

Favorite films

  • Jaws
  • Jurassic Park
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Oppenheimer

Recent activity

  • King on Screen


  • The Exorcist


  • Project Nim


  • The Room

Pinned reviews

  • Big Shark

    Big Shark

    *Q&A with Tommy Wiseau*

    The second directorial effort from the disaster artist himself: Tommy Wiseau. Splashing onto the big screen 20 years after The Room, Big Shark sees three firefighters (Tommy Wiseau, Isaiah LaBorde & Mark Valeriano) must save New Orleans from a shark attack.

    How do you even begin to review an intentionally terrible piece of art like Big Shark? An overlong, repetitively scripted horrendously CGI’d creature feature, that it’s creator is now fully self-aware of what he is crafting…

  • A Haunting in Venice

    A Haunting in Venice


    The third entry in Kenneth Branagh’s Poirot adaptations. A Haunting in Venice is set in post-World War II Venice, Poirot (Kenneth Branagh), now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a seance. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer.

    After both the largely mediocre (yet still perfectly watchable) adaptations of Murder on the Orient Express & Death on the Nile, I was a tad skeptical…

Recent reviews

  • King on Screen

    King on Screen


    A French-Belgian Kickstarter documentary project. King on Screen analyzes the film and television adaptations of Stephen King's works through interviews to directors, screenwriters and actors involved in those projects.

    I only found out about this recently (as it has now got a UK Blu release thanks to Signature), and couldn’t turn down a 99p rental from Amazon. As a big fan of King’s works this was always going to be à simultaneously easy and engaging viewing, though it no doubt…

  • Project Nim

    Project Nim


    *Dan’s 2023 Film Challenge!*

    An interesting documentary that simultaneously showcases many a wholesome interaction with apes, as well as hard to stomach truths of animal treatment during the 70’s. Project Nim sees tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.

    I haven’t delved into too many animal documentaries in my viewing history. Outside of Attenborough’s Blue Planet,…

Popular reviews

  • Batman: Death in the Family

    Batman: Death in the Family

    The latest DC animated project. Batman: Death in the Family retells the fate of Jason Todd prior and during the events of Under the Red Hood.

    Firstly, do not buy or rent the digital version of this film, as it is utterly pointless in terms of the interactive element (and main selling point) of the feature, because it doesn’t include it and secondly even without this aspect the new film you get is a complete waste of time, as all…

  • Parasite



    2020 Movies: Ranked

    Bong Joon Ho: Ranked

    Similarly to The Lighthouse this was a film that has had a lot of praise and hype towards it, so I was eagerly anticipating this to be released in the UK. Luckily there was a one night preview screening of the film near me so I got the chance to see it before it’s general release this Friday. Parasite sees the unemployed Kim family take interest in the wealthy and glamorous Park family…