Finally watched this film for the first time and I absolutely loved it to bits. As I sat there sweating through the UK heatwave — my apartment being three or four degrees higher — I became lost in this world of LA. It goes without saying that Al Pacino and Robert Deniro are at the top of their games in this film, but i’m gonna say it anyway… …they are both so fucking great. As are all the other performances…

Thoughts on the Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Y’all have to look at the big picture here. Nothing worth fighting for was ever won without sacrifice. — Barret Wallace It felt like I had a weird mental journey through playing the Final Fantasy 7 remake. It started with me absolutely loving the opening scenes — the slow aerial shot into the mega-city of Midgar; the beautiful re-imagined image of Aerith down the alleyway. It ended too with me absolutely loving it — despite the fact that it covers…

The Babysitter

The Babysitter cover

Not to be confused with the 1995 erotic, straight-to-video film starring Alicia Silverstone. 2017’s The Babysitter is a violent, fun watch and completely ridiculous in all the right places. I was recommended this by a friend and did really enjoy it. I was surprised that it was a 15 though. Looking forward to watching the sequel some time soon.

Friday the 13th part 3

Friday the 13 part 3 was a lot of fun. I didn’t enjoy it quite as much on the whole as I did part 2, but it was still a great ride. And it was great to finally see Jason don his infamous hockey mask. I found myself wondering about the director’s taste when I kept noticing things being pointed right at the camera. Like in the camera’s face. It wasn’t until half way through that I had the distant…

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

After seeing so many good things said about it, and seeing some many gorgeous photos taken in it, I finally started playing Hellblade. My first impression is that this game is so thrilling to play, once the combat begins to open up. There is a really interesting “perma-death” mechanic which, although I don’t fully understand the rules, does mean that I am super switched on at every moment of the game. The world looks stunning. And the story development through…

The House on the Strand

The house on the strand cover

My first book of 2021. An interesting take on the idea of time travel.

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