Edwin Davies

Edwin Davies

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British person abroad. I have ridden the mighty moon worm!

Favorite films

  • Stop Making Sense
  • Wayne's World
  • Chungking Express
  • Spirited Away

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  • Blade

    ★★★★

  • Final Destination

    ★★★★

  • The Raven

    ★★★½

  • When We Were Kings

    ★★★★½

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  • Blade

    Blade

    ★★★★

    Still bangs. We need more action films that throw on the pounding techno as soon as the action kicks in.

  • Final Destination

    Final Destination

    ★★★★

    You can very clearly see its origins as a proposed episode for The X-Files in its high-concept premise - just adjust the focus slightly so that it spends more time with the FBI agents and you’re basically there - but also in its clockwork pacing and ample doses of dark comedy. The highlight (or at least the non-complicated death highlight) being the scene of Alex (Devon Sawa) trying to live extremely carefully in order to avoid giving Death a way…

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  • The Year of the Cannibals

    The Year of the Cannibals

    ★★★

    Proof that not everyone can be Ken Russell, though maybe more people should try.

  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    ★★★★

    This musical version suffers somewhat from having such forgettable songs - a pretty unforgivable sin for a musical, admittedly - but everything around the songs is so strong that it wins out in the end. Peter O'Toole pulls off one of his greatest performances by somehow turning from a flamboyant, dynamic and, frankly, beautiful man into a meek, shy school teacher and remains utterly convincing. He has great chemistry with Petula Clark, and their by turns wryly funny and earnest interplay lends real heft to the story's tragic turns. An immensely enjoyable piece of work.