James Merchant

James Merchant

Favorite films

  • Head-On
  • Grizzly Man
  • Wake in Fright
  • Before Sunset

Recent activity

  • The Lair of the White Worm


  • Fire in the Sky


  • Soul Kitchen


  • Scream VI


Recent reviews

  • Oppenheimer




  • Tenkiller



    Discovered this project through the incredible band Chat Pile and was following the production since their involvement was announced.

    The film more than exceeded my expectations - a really touching tale that resonated on many levels.

    Smart but compelling, with great textured characters, and offered a vivid insight into life in that specific part of the world. 

    Excited to see what the creative team behind this do next.

Popular reviews

  • Deepwater Horizon

    Deepwater Horizon


    Stressful. Very stressful.

  • The War Zone

    The War Zone


    Absolutely devastating but sensitively handled depiction of the darkest aspects of humanity. Been putting this one off for a while. 

    A real shame that Tim Roth to date hasn’t made another film as director, but the biggest injustice here is that the film didn’t make a star out of Lara Belmont who deserved to break through following this performance.

    Not for everyone, but for me a real highlight of 90’s British cinema.