Mark Costello

Mark Costello

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A bored accountant who can't wait to get home in a day and ignore his wife and child in his home cinema........

Favorite films

  • Alien
  • The Godfather
  • Blade Runner
  • Dazed and Confused

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  • Lost in America

    ★★★★

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★½

  • Rocky IV: Rocky Vs. Drago – The Ultimate Director's Cut

    ★★★★

  • Shanghai Triad

    ★★★★

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  • Lost in America

    Lost in America

    ★★★★

    Albert Brooks pretty much plays different flavours of Albert Brooks in almost all of his films and this very middle class horror film of what happens when white collar people decide to get out of the rat race and live a life of little means but total freedom is possibly his most Albert Brooks' performance of the lot.

    He's very much an acquired taste, like a slightly less neurotic Woody Allen, his verbal machine gun schtick on the go for…

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★½

    Documentaries are tricky beasts. Much more so than narrative features, an audience will get out of them what they bring to them – for those that don’t know the subject matter, it has to hook and intrigue whilst letting the audience ‘in’ to a specific time, place, event or character; for those that do know the subject matter, they need to be shown something they didn’t already know……both parts of the audience seemingly at odds with each other and wanting…

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  • Ticks

    Ticks

    ★★★★

    A glorious old school creature feature featuring that most icky of bugs, everyone's favourite blood sucking parasitic arachnid. A cult classic from the very beginning thanks to the presence of big genre names, famous comedy actors playing against type and the most insane of gloopy VFX.......

    Illegal marijuana fields in northern California make use of industrial growth hormone to speed up the production of their crops. But some of this seeps into the life cycle of a lowly tick, causing…

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    It remains peerless - Kubrick's clinical gaze and style gives everything so much room to breathe, the tension just oozes out of the screen. The polar opposite of modern super-quick, jump scare horror, there are almost no setpieces as we think of them today, more a steady and unsettling escalation of events, where nothing more than a woman reading a few sheets of paper is one of the most terrifying things ever committed to screen.

    That clinical visual style is…