Paul D

No pasarán.

If you aren't worried, you simply don't understand the situation.

Favorite films

  • Don't Torture a Duckling
  • The House of the Laughing Windows
  • Torso
  • Strip Nude for Your Killer

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  • Southern Comfort

    ★★★★

  • The Beast in the Cellar

    ★★½

  • 'Gator Bait

    ★★★

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★

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  • North Sea Hijack

    North Sea Hijack

    ★★★★

    "Both my parents died tragically in childbirth."

    North Sea Hijack pretty much begins with Lloyds of London realising that oil rigs are a potential target for terrorists or criminals and that they bloody well ought to have a plan in place just in case.

    So they bring in ffolkes, a man with his own private band of marines, who figures out how one would go about hijacking a rig and from there, how he would foil such a plan.

    fflokes,…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Happy birthday to 2001, yes, it's been 50 years since it went on general release. Just think on that for a moment, 50 years. Think about how far cinema had come in the half century before Kubrick made this film and how far it's come in that same amount of time since then and you realise, if you hadn't already, what an extraordinary achievement it is.

    Now I'm sure there are people out there who like to decry the love…

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  • Southern Comfort

    Southern Comfort

    ★★★★

    The Chain 2021-22 #114 from 'Gator Bait via Hixploitation

    Weekend manoeuvres for a squad of the Louisiana Army National Guard. A chance to bond with your fellow soldiers, to get away from the family for a couple of days, to stretch your legs, and free your mind. What could possibly go wrong?

    Well, not fucking with the locals would have been a good start. But of course they're going to do that, by 'borrowing' their boats when they get lost,…

  • The Beast in the Cellar

    The Beast in the Cellar

    ★★½

    The age-old question. Nature vs Nurture. Are bad people born bad, or do they become bad as a result of their upbringing, their environment, their circumstances. Is that behaviour built in, or learned?

    Yeah, it's the second one.

    Allow a kid to act like a sociopath, and they'll grow up to be a sociopath. Nurture.

    Or if you wall your brother up in the cellar for 30 years, he'll probably go insane, tunnel his way out, and kill loads of people. Nurture.

    So probably don't do that then.

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  • Beware the Slenderman

    Beware the Slenderman

    ★★★

    The story of how two pre-teens, both of whom appear to be delusional and one of whom has been diagnosed as schizophrenic attempted to murder a friend of theirs believing that they are acting under the instructions of Slenderman.

    The thing that lies at the heart of their delusion and what makes it so difficult to break is exactly the same thing that lies at the heart of religious beliefs and that is the inability of anyone to disprove the…

  • Live and Let Die

    Live and Let Die

    ★★★★

    007 Rank-A-Thon

    At last a realistic Bond villain, at least in terms of his aims and the method by which he's setting out to achieve it, flooding the US with a couple of tons of opium (it sounds much more charming than heroin) which will be given away for free thereby knocking out all the competition in one fell swoop. I'm not sure it would actually work out like that but it's not completely unrealistic and what's more the price…