Favorite films

  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • The Untouchables
  • A Clockwork Orange

Recent activity

  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes


  • Cobweb


  • Goodbye Julia


  • The Last Emperor


Recent reviews

  • Rubber



    Better known as "the film about a killer tyre" the film's actual plot is based around a group of people watching a live show (a "film" about a killer tyre) from a distance with binoculars. Little of the film makes sense, which the film openly prides itself on, but at times this feels like an attempt to cover its lack of sense or logic.

    One also can't help but feel a little annoyed that the tyre's only method of killing is by using some sort of psychic power to blow up people, creatures or objects. Couldn't it at least TRY running someone over?

  • Funeral in Berlin

    Funeral in Berlin


    It's impossible not to compare Funeral in Berlin to its classic predecessor, The Ipcress File. The absence of John Barry's iconic score is inevitably felt but the film also lacks the underlying sense of danger and paranoia.

    It is however pleasantly entertaining: Caine is effortlessly smooth and the script plays to his ability with comedic delivery and the plot is refreshingly simple without loosing usual twists and turns associated with the genre. It's also refreshing to see a '60s spy thriller that's actually filmed in Berlin.

Popular reviews

  • Robbery



    A cinematic retelling of the Great Train Robbery of 1963 is right on the money. Cold and calculated, Robbery hooks you with its adrenaline-fuelled opening (with one of the all time great car chases, which you've almost certainly not heard of) and takes you along for its tense and ultimately doomed ride. The fact that Steve McQueen requested Peter Yates to direct Bullitt after singing the film's praises, will surprise absolutely no one.

  • The Day the Earth Caught Fire

    The Day the Earth Caught Fire


    Over 60 years on, The Day The Earth Caught Fire still feels disturbingly onimous and relevant (unlike most other sci-fi films of that era), even if the real life causes of global warming are unfortunately far more subtle than presented here. Credit must be given to Wolf Mankowitz and Val Guest's BAFTA winning screenplay which keeps in check the seriousness of the drama in what could otherwise have been a frivolous B-movie flick.