Favorite films

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things
  • Network
  • Perfect Blue
  • Let the Right One In

Recent activity

  • The Prowler

  • Scrooged

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Pan's Labyrinth

Recent reviews

  • Final Destination

    Final Destination

    Despite its flaws in reasoning, and the shallow one-note characters who were a trademark of the teen comedies of the time, and any other charge laid against it, Final Destination remains an adequately entertaining film. It might sound like a dull appraisal, but honestly I was surprised. Most similar works from the time become quite dated an almost painful to watch. But seeing this, I had a good time!

    It is, like most slashers (which, yes, is the genre I…

  • The Furies

    The Furies

    Unfortunately not titled The Furries and following a young protagonist as she’s beset on all sides by mad and murderous – well-endowed – creatures from someone’s DeviantArt account. Despite that, the film achieves that modern B-movie charm, tossing in with a couple fairy tale allusions, Aussie accents, and a compelling enough take on the ‘Most Dangerous Game’ sub-genre. The last being those films where humans hunt humans, usually as a sort of entertainment like The Hunt.

    The twist in this…

Popular reviews

  • They Live

    They Live

    The cult epic where Rowdy Roddy Piper and hunky construction worker Keith David have paired with a rebellious organisation fighting to take down the authoritarian Reaganist capitalist aliens and chew bubblegum, and they’re all out of bubblegum. 

    I think this film is absolutely exceptional, primarily for a point that I felt went mostly ignored by critics. Namely, this is an entertainment movie. It is political, unquestionably, and Carpenter has stated that a lot of its centred on the dramatisation of…

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    I watched this when I was literally sick and ticking with anxiety and my Dad suggested watching something comfortable and I chose a film where a dog mutates and twists into some amorphous blob of horror… twice. I chose this movie to watch partly because I watched the DW episode The Waters of Mars and it made me want some alien subterfuge action.

    Out of the entire filmography of John Carpenter – one of my favourite directors – that I’ve…