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  • Dead of Night
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Shining
  • My Neighbor Totoro

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  • Night Terrors

    ★½

  • Fire in My Belly

    ★½

  • Luz

    ★★★★

  • Johnny Mnemonic

    ★★★★

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  • Cat People

    Cat People

    ★★★★★

    4th Jacques Tourneur (after Out of the Past, The Leopard Man and I Walked With a Zombie, before Night of the Demon and Canyon Passage)

    Hello again!

    This is just a little note to let you guys know that another podcast I recorded an episode for has just been released! In April, I appeared on the Autism Through Cinema podcast run by my old university (Queen Mary, University of London) to talk about one of the first films I ever…

  • The Brood

    The Brood

    ★★★★★

    8th David Cronenberg (after Scanners, Dead Ringers, The Dead Zone, The Fly, Videodrome, Fast Company, Shivers, before Crimes of the Future, Stereo, Secret Weapons and Naked Lunch)

    Hello again! As I promised last week, I do have some exciting further news. Namely, the presentation I promised on The Brood all those months ago has finally been readied! We had the panel this morning and it went very well, so finally I feel ready to show this to the world. It's…

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  • Night Terrors

    Night Terrors

    ★½

    11th Tobe Hooper (after The Funhouse, Dance of the Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Lifeforce, Poltergeist, 'The Eye' from Body Bags, Salem's Lot and Crocodile)

    Great Director Misfires- 26/27

    So, originally, this was meant to be The Arrangement. However, I decided to change it at the last moment for the simple reason that I have only ever seen on Kazan, namely Splendour in the Grass. Having only seen one film by the director, I felt…

  • Fire in My Belly

    Fire in My Belly

    ★½

    1st Ayo Akingbade

    I feel angry at myself for giving this film such a low rating, but I feel it’s the only fair thing to do. Fire in my Belly is a film with good intentions, a series of interviews with young people of various ethnic backgrounds about their hopes and aspirations and what community means to them. It’s a noble attempt to highlight their voices and aspirations in an era where, rightly, they feel marginalised by the political and…

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  • Crazed Fruit

    Crazed Fruit

    ★★★½

    1st Kō Nakahira

    Japan after WW2 was a devastated country, economically and spiritually. To help them recover, the US-led Allied Powers imposed a period of assisted government and the 1947 Constitution, which prohibits the Japanese from the ability to wage war. This Western power suddenly gave rise to a great deal of American culture entering Japanese society for the first time. Objects like Ketchup, Chrysler cars and refrigerators came to the ordinary consumer for the first time. Ten or so…

  • Spice World

    Spice World

    ★★★★

    1st Bob Spiers

    Most of the time, it really sucks to be a Brit. We're a little rock in the Channel that got uppity and decided to invade half the world, causing untold colonial strife to most of India and the Caribbean in the process. Then we joined the EU, proceeded to let people like Farage in to the European Parliament where he spent his time doing sweet FA while insulting people, and then we left in the world's most…