Philip Henry

Novelist, Screenwriter/ Film-maker, Singer/ Songwriter. Watcher of films. Eater of fried chicken.

Favorite films

  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Psycho
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Haunting

Recent activity

  • Cocaine Bear


  • Too Late for Tears


  • Double Dynamite


  • The Menu


Recent reviews

  • Cocaine Bear

    Cocaine Bear


    Much like Snakes on a Plane, this film does what it says on the tin. Bear eats cocaine, goes nuts, mayhem ensues.

    Elizabeth Banks has redeemed herself after the truly awful Charlie's Angels reboot, or has she just proved she's a better director than she is a writer? She handles this film really well. Some of the deaths and injuries are really gory, but the film never takes itself too seriously so everything's done with a very dark sense of…

  • Too Late for Tears

    Too Late for Tears


    I stumbled across this on Amazon and immediately recognised it from the short description. While on their way to a party a husband and wife have a bag of money thrown into the backseat of the convertible car.

    I remember seeing this many years ago and wondering if it was the inspiration for Shallow Grave, because it has the same theme - money destroys relationships. In this case it's the marriage of this couple that suffers. They decide to hang…

Popular reviews

  • Bergman Island

    Bergman Island


    It's not very often I switch off a film halfway through, but that's what I did with this. Not only because it was really slow and boring, but I also felt I was missing the 'joke' so to speak. I think if you're a real devotee of the films of Ingmar Bergman, you'll get a lot more out of this. But I saw Wild Strawberries as a teenager - I remember liking it, but couldn't tell you what it's about…

  • Vesper



    I've seen a lot of articles this week declaring this as the best sci-fi film on Netflix. So I needed to have a look and see what I was missing.

    For starters, let me say this isn't the sci-fi of spaceships, lasers and aliens, this is the sci-fi of ideas. So don't expect large scale CG spectacle, but if you like sci-fi that'll make you scratch your chin and furrow your brow, this might be for you.

    Raffiella Chapman plays…