Owen Hughes

Formerly of FailedCritics.com. Formerly of SetTheTape.com. Formally 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

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  • Spiderhead

    ★★★½

  • Punk in London

    ★★★

  • Sicario

    ★★★½

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★★

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  • Punk in London

    Punk in London

    ★★★

    Felt weirdly cringe about the whole thing, cos a lot of the talk about sellouts and soulless corporate punk bollocks sounds awfully similar to the kind of shite I probably also spouted as a teen. Ugh.

    The doc itself is interesting from a voyeuristic perspective on a cultural revolution, speaking to people you'd recognise, some you most likely won't. It's not just all Joe Strummer, Johnny Rotten and Poly Styrene - though I get the impression that was not through…

  • Tales from the Lodge

    Tales from the Lodge

    ★★½

    Enjoyed its quirky off-kilter cabin in the woods vibe, wearing its inspiration on its sleeves flagrantly. But that last 15 mins sours the rest of the film somewhat. Schlocky and problematic, to say the least.

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  • 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.