Jim Drew

Irk the Purists
Irk the Purists
and Irk the people who get mad about tv shows on Letterboxd

If you haven't then you ought

Favorite films

  • Once
  • 20,000 Days on Earth
  • Dead Man's Shoes
  • An American Werewolf in London

Recent activity

  • The Sparks Brothers


  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre


  • Save the Cinema


  • The Strings


Recent reviews

  • The Sparks Brothers

    The Sparks Brothers


    I didn't know anything about Sparks apart from this line in 'Sponsoring the Moshpits' by Half Man Half Biscuit:

    "Common misconceptions will be left at the door
    And Sparks won't come from Germany anymore."

    So it sounds like we needed this lesson and now we have easy access to entire discographies, it would be rude not to have a dive into it. It's why I'll never take the streaming age for granted.

    So this is a look into the criminally…

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre


    Watched this on release day (3 days ago?) and I've taken my sweet time on rating it. I'm somewhat disappointed in myself for enjoying it given it ticks 2 of the boxes of stuff I generally dislike despite being a genre fan: generic slasher with indestructible brutish killer & *needless umpteenth entry in an already bloated,messy and mediocre franchise.

    So what gives?

    Well I've seen a lot of the ridiculous discourse on the Twitter and this film has quite a few…

Popular reviews

  • [REC]



    One of the best found-footage films, maybe even THE best. Its secrets are fairly simple. Make it scary and move it along at a brisk pace. This film is never allowed to drag and we are invited to join the dots like the characters up to the genuinely chilling finale. Watching it with headphones on last night was a pant-soilingly good experience.

  • Little Shop of Horrors

    Little Shop of Horrors


    The greatest remake ever.

    The best Rick Moranis film there has been.

    All other musicals pale into insignificance.