• Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

    I only recently learned that licorice pizza is slang for a record. I like that, because this film feels likes throwing on some vinyl. You sit there, relax and let every song play.

  • The Wrong Trousers

    The Wrong Trousers

    ★★★★★

    Hitchcockian masterpiece.

  • Christmas Evil

    Christmas Evil

    If you tell me you saw that ending coming, you are going on the naughty list. Because you are a damn liar!

  • A Christmas Tale

    A Christmas Tale

    ★★★

    Dysfunctional, upper middle class, french family Christmas. The plot is bizarre, meandering, a bit annoying... yet somehow compelling.

  • Nutcracker: The Motion Picture

    Nutcracker: The Motion Picture

    ★★½

    Five stars for Maurice Sendaks amazing production design. The character designs are so idiosyncratic and off the wall. Minus stars for the weird child molester undertones present in one of the characters!

    There is a slight pervasive kindof lost movie of the 80s creepiness to this whole thing something like "The Never Ending Story" but again for me it was worth a watch just to see Sendak put to work on film. I want merch of his mouse king and…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    Ya dune good kid, ya dune good.

  • Frenzy

    Frenzy

    Sortof like if Alfred Hitchcock directed an episode of Coronation Street. Worth a watch for the potato caper alone!

  • Possession

    Possession

    ★★★★

    Fucking mental.

    😨😈🤘

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★

    If only they had let David Lowery direct "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword".

  • The Howling

    The Howling

    ★★★

    It always seems like werewolves rank the lowest in the movie monster hierarchy. Are there any truly great werewolf movies? Maybe not, but this was fun. 

    This movie feels way more 70s than 80s and part of it takes place in what looks like a kindof taxi driver era New York and behind the scenes of a news broadcast. All very cool stuff. The effects are mad, sometimes funny and occasionally quite disgusting and while the Joe Dante humour isn’t always apparent it kinda sneaks up on you by the end. Ya know, like a scary werewolf or whatever.

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★

    The bit where Bond is at the Spectre party reminded me alot of Roald Dahl's "The Witches". He's like a big eared little boy that all these grinning weirdos want to turn into a mouse.

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    The whole idea of the Halloween franchise as an anthology is so tantalising after seeing this. Maybe they wouldn't all be great but if gems like this popped up every now and then, the franchise would almost certainly be in a better place.

    There's no doubt that this movie is whack a do but it also delivers genuine horror, creepy imagery and some moments that honestly kinda shocked me 😲.

    The Irish stuff is hilarious but genuine irish man Dan…