Category Archives: Thoughts on film

‘Bone Tomahawk’ Review

Shot in just 21 days Bone Tomahawk is a slow burning western/horror hybrid. It stars Lost’s Matthew Fox, Hateful Eight’s man of the flared up moustache – slightly trimmed for this role – Kurt Russell, Cabin In The Woods’ Richard Jenkins and season two Fargo’s Patrick … Continue reading

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‘The Revenant’ Review

The Revenant a simple story of revenge, but the arduous journey from aggrieved to exacting that revenge is anything but simple. This is Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film and is a huge departure from last years eccentric, superhero movie … Continue reading

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‘Sicario’ Review

Canadian director Denis Villenueve follows up his 2013/14, critically acclaimed dark duo: Prisoners and Enemy with a film that delves into the growing schism between drug law enforcement in the USA and the political wants and needs at national government level. Emily Blunt plays … Continue reading

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‘The Diary Of A Teenage Girl’ VOD Review

Adapted from American comic artist/novelist Phoebe Gloeckner’s edgy ‘graphic’ graphic novel of the same name, The Diary Of A Teenage Girl is a dark, often comedic, reminder that early seventies San Francisco’s free love and drugs post-hippy burnout was a confused time … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Top 10 films 2015

Here’s my Top Ten films and other treats from 2015 (in no particular order): Best Movies 1) Fury Road After 15 minutes I turned to my wife and said I was exhausted… Thankfully I got my breath back and Fury Roadrefused … Continue reading

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Requiescant: Music for a Massacre

Riz Ortolani offers a standard score for a great neglected Spaghetti Western. Carlo Lizzani’s 1967 Requiescant is perhaps an overlooked classic. Ironic considering the Latin title translates to mean ‘Rest in Peace’. Alex Cox, who for a generation of film fans, defined … Continue reading

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Jason Blum of Blumhouse: What makes a good horror film?

“One of the exercises we do at the company, when we’re about to make a movie or decide on whether to make a movie or not, we say lets take out all the scares. Does that work as a Sundance … Continue reading

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