Owen Hughes

Formerly of FailedCritics.com. Formerly of SetTheTape.com. Informally of attire.

Used to watch loads of movies. Now? Not so much.

Favorite films

  • Apocalypse Now
  • Day of the Dead
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Blade Runner

Recent activity

  • Dragon Ball Super: Broly


  • Evil Dead Rise


  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery


  • Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero


Recent reviews

  • In the Earth

    In the Earth


    Feels like a spiritual sequel to one or my favourite ever films, A Field In England; and while it is less character-driven, the scenario it contemplates - of man/nature's inability to effectively communicate being our downfall - is compelling enough on its own anyway. Visually and aurally magnificent to boot. Sort of Solaris-meets-Blair Witch kinda. Good film, init. Love it when Wheatley does a dark folk horror.

  • Wayne's World

    Wayne's World


    "And if a frog had wings it wouldn't bump its ass when it hops" 🐸 Party time, excellent, four stars.

Popular reviews

  • First Blood

    First Blood


    I kind of thought it would be a mindless action film where Sly goes around killing the bad guys in the jungle with his machine gun and that's about it. Like Predator, I guess, just without the Predator.

    I was wrong. It's excellent. I found it very entertaining, and also quite sad. Sure, Rambo is this bad-ass, super elite soldier who can kill a man practically by looking at him, but I never realised there was a subtext quite so…

  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat


    Amazing. Thought the train was going to come right out of the screen at me. Loses points for not being in HD.