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  1. Best and Worst VHS Covers

  2. Films you saw as a kid that you shouldn't

    American Werewolf in London at the age of 5 thanks to my older brother babysitting me (I think he got out of ever having to look after me again). It scared the hell out of me, gave me reoccurring nightmares of werewolves for years and stopped me watching any werewolf related movies until I was 16.
  3. Favourite Films Of 2016

    Surprised nobody has said The Hateful Eight. I've not seen it myself but Tarantino's films (even the really shitty ones like Death Proof) usually end up in topics like this.
  4. Favourite Films Of 2016

    In previous years I'd be able to name 50+ films to recommend but this year I can only think of two... 13th Arrival
  5. Ah, it was smarter than I thought.
  6. I thoroughly enjoyed that. I loved the fact it was willing to takes its time and avoid (for the most part) the trappings of having to rely on big action sequences to keep an audience engaged. For great lengths of the film it is essentially a chamber piece between four characters that happen to be different species, but it is utterly riveting. Villeneuve knows how to build atmosphere and suspense and he plays the audience beautifully throughout. From the big reveals (the helicopter journey to the ship is stunning) to smaller character moments, are all expertly judged.
  7. Not a decade I care for overall but it wasn't too difficult picking three films from each year that I love. My reviews are in the links... 1990 1. Miller's Crossing 2. Edward Scissorhands 3. Total Recall 1991 1. The Double Life of Veronique 2. Point Break 3. Beauty and the Beast 1992 1. The Muppet Christmas Carol 2. Glengarry Glen Ross 3. Orlando 1993 1. Jurassic Park 2. Three Colours Blue 3. Dazed and Confused 1994 1. Three Colours Red 2. Chungking Express 3. Leon 1995 1. Before Sunrise 2. Safe 3. Casino 1996 1. Breaking the Waves 2. Fargo 3. Trainspotting 1997 1. Starship Troopers 2. The Ice Storm 3. LA Confidential 1998 1. After Life 2. Show Me Love (aka Fucking Amal) 3. The Truman Show 1999 1. The Iron Giant 2. Eyes Wide Shut 3. Being John Malkovich
  8. It was my formative decade too so I should be equally bias but a lot of films I loved just don't hold up for me anymore. It is still responsible for some of my absolute favourites though.
  9. There are some fine films made in the '90s but, much like a lot of the music of the period, it is a decade that has aged poorly. I think the '00s were pretty strong on the film front if you look beyond blockbusters.
  10. Peter Jackson to adapt Mortal Engines for the screen

    Wow, I thought this project was dead. I remember making a topic about it back in 2008-9 when Jackson first picked up the rights but hadn't heard anything since. The book sounds like it has plenty of potential but I have zero faith in Jackson these days.
  11. The '80s is my favourite decade but I do think that is mainly down to the nostalgia value, if you took that away I think you could make a pretty easy case for the '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s producing far more classics. In contrast the '90s is easily the worst decade for film.
  12. Black Mirror

  13. This old topic tries to find the answer. I've always loved '82 but Graham S makes a good case for 1967 too.
  14. Black Mirror

    I'm sure there is a Barry Shitpeas cameo in the final episode. Overall a solid season with no poor episodes but still nothing to rival the brilliance of Entire History of You. Everybody loves pointless lists so here's my season ranking... 1. San Junipero - A real departure for the series and all the better for it. Great attention to detail too. 2. Shut Up and Dance - The closest in tone and scale to previous episodes 3. Hated in the Nation 4. Nosedive 5. Playtest 6. Men Against Fire
  15. Black Mirror

    With one episode left I think it is probably the most consistent series so far but one that hasn't hit previous heights. The move to Netflix has certainly helped the production values and attracting talent but I've found some of the stories quite flabby too. Nosedive is a perfect example of this; it looks amazing but you know where it is going within a few minutes and I don't think it plays with the idea in any really interesting ways. San Junipero is definitely my favourite so far and is quite a departure for the series.