Category Archives: Favourite Movies

Something Wild (1986)

Every time I rewatch this it jumps up like twenty places in my favourite movies of all time. The transition of tones is utterly jaw-dropping. A film so full of character, ennui, optimism, spontaneity, sadness and sheer life. If my … Continue reading

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Brazil (1985)

Legitimately one of the most comprehensively realised filmmaking visions ever committed to celluloid, Brazil is a movie stacked with aesthetic bric-a-brac and glued together by madcap paranoia. Surely Gilliam’s crowning achievement and the greatest display of his talents. Here he … Continue reading

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Halloween (1978)

I watch this every year without fail because it is One of The Greatest Movies Ever Made. I still manage to see new things in it. Carpenter’s economical style becomes more and more minimalist the more I see it, almost … Continue reading

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The Lords of Salem (2012)

The Lords of Salem feels like Rob Zombie’s gift to his wife, Sheri-Moon. While she has appeared, gloriously, in all his movies, this is the first that is anchored on one of her performances. He also taps into a different … Continue reading

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Blood Simple (1984)

Blood Simple is the closest the Coens have ever come to making a straight-up horror flick, which is no doubt why I hold it in such high regard. The inventive gore is exceptional. So many wince-inducing moments. The Coens have … Continue reading

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The Matrix (1999)

“I know you’re out there. I can feel you now. I know that you’re afraid. You’re afraid of us. You’re afraid of change. I don’t know the future. I didn’t come here to tell you how this is going to … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Romero’s masterpiece. Zombies were never my favourite horror ghouls as a kid and Romero was never really one of “my guys” in the same way Raimi, Carpenter and Craven were. Nevertheless I saw Dawn of the Dead multiple times and enjoyed it … Continue reading

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A Digital Masterwork: Michael Haneke’s Caché (2005)

Caché is one of those movies that winds you so tightly after one watch that a second viewing is sure to be less satisfying. I finally plucked up the courage to give it another spin and while the experience is a … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

My favourite Friday! Jason Lives is when shit finally gets going. The Voorhees/Tommy Jarvis feud continues in glorious fashion as Jason returns from the dead thanks to a well-timed bolt of lightning. Despite being made as the series was experiencing diminishing returns, Part VI looks … Continue reading

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Mike Leigh’s Apocalypse: Naked (1993)

Naked was the first Mike Leigh movie I ever saw and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I’d never seen something so kitchen-sink be so stylised, heightened and doom-laden. David Thewlis’ performance is one of the greatest ever committed … Continue reading

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