Evan Popplestone

Cult, sci-fi, horror, thriller, noir, grindhouse, arthouse and world cinema.

Favorite films

  • Blade Runner
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Love Exposure
  • This Is Spinal Tap

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  • MouseHunt

    ★★★★

  • Scream

    ★★★★★

  • Black Rain

    ★★½

  • Nope

    ★★★★

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  • MouseHunt

    MouseHunt

    ★★★★

    All that it takes to make an inspired slapstick comedy are two ingredients: a dilapidated old house and a cute but incredibly resourceful mouse!

    MouseHunt is basically The Money Pit mixed with Tom and Jerry (albeit live action) - and it's hilarious, energetic stuff. Nathan Lane and Lee Evans are well cast as the hapless Laurel and Hardy inspired central duo who inherit a mansion that could net them a fortune... if it wasn't for one (literally) small problem.

    If…

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★★

    "Do you like scary movies?"

    Wes Craven's iconic classic is a near-perfect post-modern horror film. It pokes fun at hoary old slasher movie cliches before cleverly deploying and twisting them to its own fluid, truly unnerving ends. The setpieces are exciting and tremendously constructed, the characters are engaging and superbly realised, the acting is top notch. While Drew Barrymore was the biggest name in the cast at the time of release, the film helped to put a few new names…

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★★

    An ancient poem of primal brutality, written in blood, mud, water, fire and internal organs. In the howl of the dog, the peck of the crow, the black void sockets of an eyeless Björk, and in the rage-filled hearts of vengeful men.

    Violence here is not glorified - there is no true good and evil, only the choice between hating your enemies and loving your friends.

    This is what cinema is about.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer."

    One of the most remarkable aspects of Denis Villeneuve's adaptation (*part one) of Frank Herbert's weighty space opera is the way in which it lifts visual and storytelling touchstones from David Lynch's messy 1984 retelling... and actually does them the way they should be done. The ideas were impressively ambitious back then - but ultimately misfired because of the inadequate old FX technology, producer Dino De Laurentiis's insistence on squeezing the entire…