Oscar Sparkes

Oscar Sparkes

24 (He/Him)
'British' in human form
PhD student, writer and horror fanatic

Favorite films

  • Withnail & I
  • The Thing
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • A Clockwork Orange

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    ★★★★★

  • I Know What You Did Last Summer

    ★★★

  • Palm Springs

    ★★★★½

  • Portrait of God

    ★★★★½

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  • The Crow

    The Crow

    ★★★½

    "If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever."

    A gritty graphic novel come to life, where gothic meets grunge.

    Right from the opening scene, the worldbuilidng of The Crow looks like the most 90's music video ever conjured. The henchmen picked off one by one are some of the most generic imaginable yet are one of the…

  • Glengarry Glen Ross

    Glengarry Glen Ross

    ★★★★

    "You never open your mouth until you know what the shot is."

    I have nothing but high praise for this, 'cause by golly I was completely pulled and I could feel the pressure though I was the same office.
    A rare gem of a film that sinks its hooks into you from the word 'go' and dosen't ease off. I've never felt so much adrenaline just from a monologue, and Alec Baldwin's profanity-filled, motivational monologue had me hanging on to…

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  • Ricky Gervais: Armageddon

    Ricky Gervais: Armageddon

    I didn't find it funny.
    And when I say that, it dosen't just automatically mean "it's offensive, he's gone too far" etc.
    I simply mean I did not find it funny. To me, this is lazy, uncreative writing full of messy buildups towards stereotypes we've all heard before.
    If you enjoyed it, you got something from it at least. For me personally, Gervais' stand-up is getting real old real quick.

  • Visions of Ecstasy

    Visions of Ecstasy

    Even with a gun rammed against my temple as if my life depended on it, I could not tell you what this was on about.
    I think it is plausible that is simply a depiction of forbidden taboo by way of fetishising Catholicism or highlighting the ecstasy of faith like the title suggests, but then that raises more questions and concerns than answers. 
    Visions of Ecstasy extremely oversold itself as a “nunsploitation”, instead coming off as an erotic art film…