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  • Cure

    Cure

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    In The Month Of Madness 2019: A Century of Terror

    40/100

    I almost always jot down notes for any film that I'm watching. Purely an aid to my dreadful memory when I get round to reviewing said film.

    With Cure I didn't write down a single thing and that's really not because there's nothing to talk about here. You don't come out of a Kiyoshi Kurosawa film with nothing to talk about. It's because I became so engrossed in Cure…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    In The Month Of Madness 2019: A Century of Terror

    4/100

    Luca Guadagnino the fraud.

    Here we have this bewilderingly celebrated director taking one of the most beautiful and unsettling horror movies of all time and making it into an arid, dreary political and historical allegory. Sure, why not!

    Taking source material, whether it happens to be a film or otherwise, and choosing to put an individual spin on it is a decision that I always applaud. But I just…

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  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

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    Choose Letterboxd. Choose films. Choose downloading the app. Choose paying money for a membership just so you don’t have to see some fucker adding 500 films to their watchlist. Choose following a few thousand people and then never reading a fucking word they say. Choose writing β€œRead the full review on my website!” knowing full well no cunt is ever going to follow that link. Choose asking Sally Jane Black to watch Rogue Nation and then seeing her do a…

  • Life

    Life

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    It's fine.

    The plot is fine.

    The special effects are fine.

    The music is fine.

    The direction is fine.

    The cinematography is fine.

    The pacing is fine.

    The acting is fine.

    The alien is fine.

    The deaths are fine.

    The beginning is fine.

    The middle is fine.

    The ending is fine.

    It's just, very, fine.

    Fine?

    Fine.