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  • Hounds of Love

    Hounds of Love

    ★★★★★

    Excellent,excellent,excellent. 

    Based on the Moorhouse murders that occurred in Perth in the mid 1980's, Hounds of Love is a very uncomfortable and tough watch, the disturbing scenes we witness are happening in a seemingly ordinary and still suburban setting that could be on any street anywhere......that's what got me about this film. 


    All 3 lead actors are outstanding, especially an unrecognisable Emma Booth and Ashleigh Cummings who is a great new talent to watch. 


    Highly stylised and expertly shot, reminded me of Nicolas Winding Refn at times.


    One of my favourites of the year.

  • Inside

    Inside

    ★★★★★

    One of the most messed up horror films you'll ever see. 

    The level of graphic violence in this film is Grand Guignol in nature, unforgiving and unflinching. It's quite jaw dropping even now viewing the film 10 years later. 
    It's a great example of French extreme horror. 

    The subject matter of the film maybe too extreme for some people, which I can understand.

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    I first saw The Thing on TV when I was a kid back in the mid 80s. I wasn't really prepared for what I was about to see. 

    Its one of the few films that literally kept me up at night, the first horror film that I ever found truly horrifying and upsetting...Ever since then I've had a complete passionate respect for the film, for the genre and Mr Carpenter himself....who did not deserve all the flack and unfair criticism…

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    Hacksaw Ridge

    ★★★

    I could have done without all the schmaltz, cheese and cliches, and dare I say it...Michael Bay sheen of the first half of the film. 

    I enjoyed the film a lot more once the action gets to Hacksaw Ridge. The film changes gear at this point getting into visceral, brutal visuals and showing the unbelievable bravery of Desmond Doss. 

    Some of the FX reminded me of Tropic Thunder unfortunately, and I can't take Vince Vaughn seriously anymore after all the bilge he's appeared in over the last decade or so.

    Overall though, it's a fascinating story of a truly great man.