Rob Simpson

Host of the Directors UNCUT Podcast.

Favorite films

  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
  • The Green Knight
  • Palm Springs
  • Candyman

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  • Red Angel

    ★★★½

  • Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

    ★★

  • Eternals

    ★★

  • Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

    ★★★★

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  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★

    Since I got Disney Plus, I made the decision that I am not paying for that and a cinema trip for every new MCU movie. I am not THAT invested in this entertainment behemoth, I'll just wait till they drop on D+. This is only the 2nd new Marvel movie since making that decision and I feel utterly validated. A poorly paced overlong superhero film with no heart, no point and some of the most telegraphed twists in the genre since the turn of the millennium. Eternals is Marvels very own League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (movie, not comic, don't be THAT guy).

  • Shock

    Shock

    ★★★

    New REVIEW on THE GEEK SHOW. This little section sums up my feelings on Shock perfectly. Needs more mad camera work and zany colours.

    "The common threads throughout all this horror is a kid who learned his death-stare from watching Meiko Kaji in Female prisoner scorpion and Daria Nicolodi (Deep Red, Phenomena) slowly losing her grasp on reality. I hate to be repetitive, but the success of Shock is hampered by it lacking that Bava flair. The sad truth is, Shock could have been directed by anyone – much like Frenzy, which I cited earlier, funnily enough".

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  • A Story of Yonosuke

    A Story of Yonosuke

    ★★★★½

    Yonosuke is compared to Forest Gump, unfairly, for one A Story of Yonosuke is a good film and not one of the most over-rated movies OF ALL TIME. Yeah, that's right - I said it.

    Director Shûichi Okita emerged with the lovely Woodsman & the Rain, a movie about film-making and people. His follow-up continues on those themes of relationships and storytelling with A Story of Yonosuke having 4 people who knew the titular character (Kengo Kôra) recalling how their lives…

  • Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

    Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

    ★★★★½

    Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key. That title is amazing and this is pretty much a case of instantly becoming a fan of its director, Sergio Martino. The score by Bruno Nicolai is chock full of harpsichord gold, and its cinematography is as gorgeous as any other golden era Giallo, of which, there is one shot that knocked my socks clean off. Someone is killed on a staircase and as she is being dragged…