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20 Apr

They Live

I never watched They Live when it came out. It has taken me over thirty years to get round to watching it. I can understand the impact it made at the time. Considering the plot of the film, it feels probably more apt today as it did then. Watching it now, you see the difference […]

19 Apr

The colour of money

Growing up, this was one of my favourite films ever. I suspect it caught me at a sweet spot in my life as I realise not very many people share the same feeling about this film. I think I have been scared to re-watch this film as it might not live up to my expectations. […]

18 Apr

Cocktail

Cocktail was one of the first films I managed to watch by myself. Catching the bus to the local cinema and managed to pass for 15. Perfect fodder for a child. How well does it hold up watching it 30 years later? For a start, thirty years? Blimey. I think it is fair to say […]

07 Apr

Run

Hadn’t heard of Run before I watched it on Netflix. Not sure why but we we gave it a go. Another creepy Sarah Paulson performance along the lines of Ratched or American Horror Story. She is so good at subtle menace. Wouldn’t mean seeing her cast as an apparent evil teacher who is actually a […]

06 Apr

Hotel Artemis

For some reason, I had confused Hotel Artemis with Bad Times at the El Royale. Both films I haven’t seen but at least I had seen the El Royale trailer. So when I started watching Hotel Artemis, I had a feeling I know what I was going to get. Film turned out to be fairly […]

29 Dec

Westworld

Finally got round to watching Westworld last night, the movie from 1973, not the TV show. I think this is one of the few films where I have watched the sequel, Futreworld, before I watched the first film. The film was surprisingly short, a whisker under 90 minutes. Knowingly the plot of the film, a […]

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