Favorite films

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • The Shining
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Django Unchained

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  • The Shape of Water

    ★★★★

  • Phantom Thread

    ★★★★

  • Early Man

    ★★★

  • Coco

    ★★★★

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  • Darkest Hour

    Darkest Hour

    ★★★★★

    Perfect performance by Gary Oldman.

  • The Snowman

    The Snowman

    ★★

    Really not the best introduction to cinema for Harry Hole. Choosing a book mid way through the series of novels, with characters that need a few novels to become established, is definitely a bad idea.

    Why was the killer doing his deeds? And how much of a cop out was that ending? If I'd seen this on a plane, maybe it would be worth an extra half star as expectations would be so lower...

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  • Arthur Christmas

    Arthur Christmas

    ★★★★

    My kids are at the age where they are starting to ask questions about how Santa does what he does, so of course I put on this Aardman produced documentary about how the Claus family can deliver presents to millions of children around the world in just a few hours.

    Obviously Aardman have had to digitally disguise the faces of everyone involved, and have actors dub over the recorded audio. What starts out as a simple examination of present delivery…

  • I Saw the Devil

    I Saw the Devil

    ★★★★

    I Saw The Devil tells a revenge tale that pushes the boundaries in a good way. Kim Ji-Woon's film will make you question where the acceptable limit is for taking revenge on a serial killer that has taken away the person that you love most in the world.

    The two leads put in brilliant performances, but the stand out is Choi Min-sik as the sadistic killer. He plays this with such cold detachment and matter of factness that you can't…