Charlie Brigden

Charlie Brigden

I am a nerd and I write for Lost In The Multiplex.

Favorite films

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Jaws 3-D
  • Blade Runner
  • Suspiria

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  • Godzilla vs. Biollante

    ★★★★½

  • Godzilla 1985

    ★★½

  • Ms .45

    ★★★★

  • Phantom of the Paradise

    ★★★★

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  • Godzilla vs. Biollante

    Godzilla vs. Biollante

    ★★★★½

    This is more like it. Five years passed between RETURN OF GODZILLA and this flick, and it feels like they got together the "fun committee" (as Greg David puts it), watched the previous movies and realised how fun these movies can be - and how insane.

    I mean, this movie packs in some great solo Godzilla action (okay that sounds really inappropriate), social commentary on biotech, the old Frankenstein-esque mad scientist and should-we-shouldn't-we creation themes, and the alliances with certain…

  • Godzilla 1985

    Godzilla 1985

    I'm torn on this one. I like it because it tries to be serious, and because it tries to capture the sensibility of the original - but on the other hand, it probably shouldn't try, and also if you're trying to be serious you need better effects for your giant mutant sea louse.

    This is the thing, they seem to have mistaken serious for boring. It has a decent buildup, and I always like the mystery scenes where they figure…

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  • Jaws 3-D

    Jaws 3-D

    ★★★★★

    There are few movies able to so effortlessly and efficiently articulate the feelings of excitement and dread that come from visiting Sea World. This is probably the best of them.

    Oh yeah, there's a killer shark in there as well. Win!

  • Cat People

    Cat People

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    As a self-proclaimed film and horror fan, it’s a pretty obnoxious thing for me not to have seen Jacques Tourneur and Val Lewton’s masterpiece until this time. It’s always been one of those movies that I just miss whenever they’re on television, and when I look to buy it, I’ve talked myself down because of the piles of unseen movies I already have. Thankfully, we have catch-up TV and I was able to catch it as part of a BBC…