Shaun

Born in Margate, lived in Devon, now in Murcia, Spain. Constantly fighting a watchlist that only increases over time.

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  • RBG

    RBG

    ★★★½

    RBG (2018), a documentary on the life and extraordinary political career of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, illustrates how a single invididual dented the establishment in modern America. The film tells us how difficult it was to be a woman wanting to study and practice law in a male dominated environment. For a long time, she toiled with the ignorant nature of sexism. 

    At the same time as studying, she had to care for a child and sick husband. Often she would…

  • Kwaidan

    Kwaidan

    ★★★★

    Kwaidan (1964), Directed by Masaki Kobayashi is a mesmerizing quartet of ghost stories set in ancient Japan, that absorbs the senses of the audience into a creepy dream-like world.

    The set designs are often artificial and stage-like, with hand painted backgrounds and regular studio lighting. Nevertheless, there is something quite beautiful about the way in which we are witnessing Peasants, Buddhists, and Samurai living amongst moving paintings, orchestrated by some higher being, that flourish the landscapes with mythological, and emotive…

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    Tenet (or a complete fucking waste of time)

    The Dark Knight, Interstellar, The Prestige, Insomnia. Just a few of the films that Christopher Nolan has made that clearly verify him as a major talent. Despite making a few recent duds (Dunkirk, The Dark Knight Rises), I was sure he was capable of making something, at the very least, coherent and entertaining and that would justify making the guarded trip to the cinema. 

    Unfortunately, Tenet does the very opposite. It’s a…

  • Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2

    Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2

    ★½

    Essentially Silent Night, Deadly Night 1.5. There isn't much to say. It's as cheap and nasty as possible, and this might actually be appealing in some way. Otherwise, it fails on almost every level. Half a star for the umbrella death.

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