Coraline

Note: A short one today: originally posted on RagtagMagpie.com. This isn't the sort of stuff I usually post on my own site as it's not really a review, a critique a resource or anything else. So let's just say in honour of Neil Gaiman's new Masterclass series on Storytelling I thought I'd add this one in.... Continue Reading →

Clockwork Orange

13th January 1972 UK premiere Stanley Kubrick’s ‘A Clockwork Orange’ was released in 1971, based on Anthony Burgess’s 1962 novel of the same name. The film has become a cult classic, famed for its’ ‘ultra-violence’ themes. Despite being nominated for a best picture award at the 44th Academy Awards, in 1973 the film was withdrawn... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Other Christmas Movies…

Anyone who knows me knows that I have to watch 'It's a Wonderful Life' every year. Without fail. They probably also know I've got my geeky Die Hard Christmas sweatshirt. I'll be watching both again this year, and avoiding all arguments whether Die Hard is a Christmas Movie or not. But I don't need another... Continue Reading →

Review: The Book of Henry

  Another in an occasional series of movie reviews. Generally I’ll go for the new movies out on current release, but occasionally I’m going to review things I’ve come across that I think are worth a mention. As usual; a before and after summary but this time with an added ‘bonus’ of critical reaction to... Continue Reading →

Mary Shelley

A bit of a random post today...but one I wrote for RagTagMagpie some time ago, and, in these post Halloween days thought I'd share here... * Mary Shelley, born in 1797, had a life as Gothic as her novels: her mother died when she was less than a month old, she engaged in a romantic relationship... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday:Movies of 2012

Note: another one I found from the archives, and another one I've left pretty much untouched other than some 2018 comments in dashing purple... * Disclaimer 1: Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your view) the normal enBewbob year d review in video format had to be cancelled this year due to one of us having a... Continue Reading →

A Movie for Halloween

So it's that time of the year again, and once I've finished scaring the bejesus out of the local kids (I'm on a strict warning to tone things down, after 'the-night-no-one-came because 'what the hell was that you put in your window?-incident-of-2016....') and doling out enough sweets to push Cadbury's shares up by another 2%,... Continue Reading →

Hereditary

In these film reviews, I take the format of what I knew going into the movie, and what I thought coming out of it...as simple as that. Warning: Possible Spoilers. Before:  One of the more talked about horror movies of 2018, Hereditary has received wide ranging reviews so far: from those claiming it to be... Continue Reading →

Indie Wire Top 100 Horror Films: and some thoughts. 50-1

So earlier this week Indie Wire posted their top 100 horror movies of all time. Yesterday I posted in their choices from 100-51, with some random thoughts or comments on each of them from me. Here's the list from 50 to number 1. Tomorrow, a few overall thoughts, and my personal top 10... Once again, all... Continue Reading →

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