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  • The Keep

    The Keep

    ★★★

    One of the more interesting additions to netflix uk is the widescreen presentation with tangerine dream score of Michael mann's bizarre 1983 nazi horror oddity...
    I can't quite decide if I've enjoyed what I've just watched, but it's definitely not the work of a hack, more the hack job product of studio interference.
    Looks amazing, great score, awesome demon design. Shame it's utterly incomprehensible... And answers on a postcard if anyone can tell me what accent Ian mckellan was going for!

  • Insidious

    Insidious

    ★★★★

    Some first rate spooky imagery and unnerving first half somewhat undone by a fairly uninteresting final act, it's never the less an enjoyable, often jumpy little horror flick. Probably the best of its kind in recent years.

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    ★★★★

    As a film fan I often find myself supporting the underdog... this is one of those films! I have a huge affection for the original Elm Street series. If you compare it to 'contemporaries' such as the Friday the 13th or Halloween series then Elm Street is the clear champion in terms of imagination, production value, acting, special effects, etc...

    This entry is pretty much unanimously referred to as the worst of the series (maybe alongside 5 & 6), but, and…

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    ★★

    Lazy, poorly edited, dull, overlong, uninteresting. Poor show, Peter. How he plans on milking this wafer thin plot out to 9 hours is beyond me.