Paul Alaoui

1970s-born male who likes cult movies and retro sounds.

Favorite films

  • The Shining
  • Taxi Driver
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Recent activity

  • Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago - The Ultimate Director's Cut


  • Ticket to Paradise


  • Renfield


  • Tommy


Recent reviews

  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody

    I Wanna Dance with Somebody


    Oh dear. Not the fitting epitaph to a long and brilliant career that Ms Houston deserved but a formulaic biopic that’s one saving grace is star Naomi Ackie who puts in a terrific performance. Clocking in at almost 2.5 hours it’s long but it’s never boring however it is soapy, sappy and bereft of any surprises. A big disappointment, this one and colossal missed opportunity.

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

    Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves


    Well this was a massive surprise - I took the kids to see it today and the selection criteria was “best of a bad bunch” but this was great fun. An inventive, witty script with appealing performances and decent visual effects. Very good film for its type and it’s well worth a trip to the cinema. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Popular reviews

  • Rush



    Not an F1 fan, nor am I a lover of sports in general but this film is great. The two central performances are both effortless in their greatness and the actors play off each other well. Morgan's script is great and Howard keeps the whole thing buzzing along at a tremendous pace.

    I am really surprised by how much I liked this film.

  • Filth



    Wow! Now here's a film that lets the viewer think for a change. A brilliant piece of writing and a cracking ensemble headed-up by a terrifically fearless performance from James McAvoy.

    Given that it's based on a book by Irvine Welsh there are bound to be comparisons to Danny Boyle's adaptation of Trainspotting but rest assured, Filth holds its own.