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John’s Top Ten Movies of 2019

2019 was a bit of a mixed year in terms of quality of movie output. There were a few stand out movies that showed promise and ultimately delivered but there was an awful lot of releases that that was...

Thomas’s Top Ten Movies of 2019

As the year came to an end, I realised there were some notable exclusions in my list of films seen from 2019. With two weeks off work, and a plethora of streaming options at my disposable, I put off ...

Doctor Sleep – Review

Some films don’t need a sequel. Others shouldn’t have a sequel. In a world where horror films rarely stand alone, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining survived for almost 40 years without a follow-up. No on...

La Jauria (The Pack)

Usually the remit of the short film, the single idea movie is not an easy story to pull off. With no subplots the emphasis is on the main story which has to be strong, compelling for the audience and...

Impossible Crimes

There is a narrow margin between a film being great and distinctively average. Some of it is down to expectation. If you go into a movie cold, without any preconceptions, it can make such a differenc...

Joker – Review

Box office success hasn’t masked critics’ scorn for Warner Bros’ DC output. Once they were the kingpins of comic book movies, only to be dwarfed by Marvel’s epic Cinematic Universe. An attempt to fas...

3 From Hell – Review

You have to take a moment and wonder if there was any sort of clamour for a trilogy defining movie featuring the classic characters that came from the mind of Rob Zombie. House of 1000 corpses was re...

Bloodline – Review

From the opening scene you are left in no doubt about what the film is and where it will go. Couple that with the title and you pretty much have everything you need right there. That isn’t to d...

Suicide Tourist – Review

Assisted suicide is a controversial subject for a number of reasons. The legalities, the ethics and the right to owning your body and your self choice form part of the argument both for and against. ...

The Rebel – Review

In the late 1950s and early 1960s Tony Hancock was one of the best known and best loved comedians in Britain. His Hancock Half Hour sitcom was massivly popular and he could do no wrong in the eyes of...