Favorite films

  • Umberto D.
  • Midnight Run
  • The Raid 2
  • Phantom Thread

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  • Scream

    ★★★

  • Scream 4

    ★★★½

  • Scream 3

    ★★★½

  • Shivers

    ★★

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  • Almost Human

    Almost Human

    ★★★★

    In April 2022 I will turn 50 years old so i’ve given myself 90 days to watch 100 films released since i was born.
    Thats 50 x double bills for each year from 1972 to 2021.
    This is….
    THE BIG BIRTHDAY FILM CHALLENGE 
    1974

    Film 6 Almost Human
    Directed by Umberto Lenzi
    Second Viewing

    This is a brilliant Italian piece of pure grindhouse. So nasty and jaw dropping a movie.
    It could be a bit ‘seen it all before’ but…

  • The Parallax View

    The Parallax View

    ★★★★½

    In April 2022 I will turn 50 years old so i’ve given myself 90 days to watch 100 films released since i was born.
    Thats 50 x double bills for each year from 1972 to 2021.
    This is….
    THE BIG BIRTHDAY FILM CHALLENGE 
    Double Bill - 1974
    Film 5 The Parallax View
    Directed by Alan J Pakula
    Second viewing

    This film should be more recognised - I had no idea what it was about on first viewing other than a conspiracy thriller starring Warren Beaty and it enthralled me. So bleak, so paranoid, so 70s.
    High recommend.
    I score it a 9/10

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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★½

    I found myself in the unique position at my midnight screening of being texted by the film director's mother during the trailers. Her reminding me to let her know what I think of her son Gareth's movie afterwards. I had met Mrs Edwards earlier in the year when we found ourselves competing against each other on a BBC gameshow. We've kept in contact and become friends.

    Well, thankfully and with relief I was able to report back to her that…

  • Ingrid Goes West

    Ingrid Goes West

    ★★★★½

    Went to see this straight after Justice League without realising it would be the perfect double bill.
    So that’s one great Batman movie I’ve seen today.