Owen Hughes

Formerly of FailedCritics.com. Formerly of SetTheTape.com. Formally of attire.

Used to watch loads of movies. Now? Not so much.

Favorite films

  • Apocalypse Now
  • Day of the Dead
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Blade Runner

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  • The Suicide Squad

    ★★★½

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

  • One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★★

  • Candyman

    ★★★★

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  • David Brent: Life on the Road

    David Brent: Life on the Road

    ★★★

    Recently finished watching the entirety of The Office US for the first time ever - and loved it! Inevitably followed it up by rewatching The Office UK, which I hadn't seen in its entirety for what must've been 15 years. It still strikes me now how completely different it was to any other comedy at the time (y'know, Operation Goodguys not withstanding) and being properly ground-breaking for a majorly mainstream show.

    (Whisper it quietly, but I now prefer the US…

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★

    They were so close to doing a Wolverine: Origins Deadpool with Taskmaster that had me on edge throughout. Seems a waste of a good character.

    Ah well. Pugh was great, Harbour was great, Johansson finally got a solo MCU feature that was long overdue. Also Ray Winstone is now in the MCU which is fucking ridiculous and brilliant.

    It's hard to slate anything to do with this (misuse of Taskmaster aside). The story did what you'd want it to, scaling…

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  • First Blood

    First Blood

    ★★★★

    I kind of thought it would be a mindless action film where Sly goes around killing the bad guys in the jungle with his machine gun and that's about it. Like Predator, I guess, just without the Predator.

    I was wrong. It's excellent. I found it very entertaining, and also quite sad. Sure, Rambo is this bad-ass, super elite soldier who can kill a man practically by looking at him, but I never realised there was a subtext quite so…

  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    ★★★★

    Amazing. Thought the train was going to come right out of the screen at me. Loses points for not being in HD.