Paul D

No pasarán.

If you aren't worried, you simply don't understand the situation.

Favorite films

  • Don't Torture a Duckling
  • The House of the Laughing Windows
  • Torso
  • Strip Nude for Your Killer

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  • Breakdown

    ★★★★

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    ★★★½

  • Event Horizon

    ★★★

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★★★

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  • North Sea Hijack

    North Sea Hijack

    ★★★★

    "Both my parents died tragically in childbirth."

    North Sea Hijack pretty much begins with Lloyds of London realising that oil rigs are a potential target for terrorists or criminals and that they bloody well ought to have a plan in place just in case.

    So they bring in ffolkes, a man with his own private band of marines, who figures out how one would go about hijacking a rig and from there, how he would foil such a plan.

    fflokes,…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Happy birthday to 2001, yes, it's been 50 years since it went on general release. Just think on that for a moment, 50 years. Think about how far cinema had come in the half century before Kubrick made this film and how far it's come in that same amount of time since then and you realise, if you hadn't already, what an extraordinary achievement it is.

    Now I'm sure there are people out there who like to decry the love…

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  • Breakdown

    Breakdown

    ★★★★

    The Chain 2021-22 #175 from Event Horizon via Kathleen Quinlan

    Imagine my disappointment. Here I am settling down to watch a Kathleen Quinlan film, also with Kurt Russell in it, because I like Kathleen Quinlan, and a mere 13 minutes in, she climbs into a truck with a nice friendly truck driver, to go get someone to help with their broken down car, and that's the last we see of her, at least for a very long while.

    Just one…

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    ★★★½

    The Summer of Spielberg #10

    While there were some other highly regarded films released in 1982, Pieces, Grease 2, Slumber Party Massacre, and of course another tale of extraterrestrial visitation, Xtro, the summer of that year was all about two other stories of visitors from another world, E.T., and The Thing.

    The fact that Mr. Spielberg beat Mr. Carpenter to the punch by a matter of just 2 weeks, may well account for the relative box office failure of The…

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  • Beware the Slenderman

    Beware the Slenderman

    ★★★

    The story of how two pre-teens, both of whom appear to be delusional and one of whom has been diagnosed as schizophrenic attempted to murder a friend of theirs believing that they are acting under the instructions of Slenderman.

    The thing that lies at the heart of their delusion and what makes it so difficult to break is exactly the same thing that lies at the heart of religious beliefs and that is the inability of anyone to disprove the…

  • Live and Let Die

    Live and Let Die

    ★★★★

    007 Rank-A-Thon

    At last a realistic Bond villain, at least in terms of his aims and the method by which he's setting out to achieve it, flooding the US with a couple of tons of opium (it sounds much more charming than heroin) which will be given away for free thereby knocking out all the competition in one fell swoop. I'm not sure it would actually work out like that but it's not completely unrealistic and what's more the price…