Heat

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…

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…

Watching The people under the stairs

The people under the stairs poster

An image from an old film haunted me for some years in my childhood. Only recently did I discover somehow, without watching it, that the image was from The people under the stairs. Now I’m going back in to a film I may have seen as a child and possibly blocked out, out of trauma. Afterward This film was amazing. I need to write up some thoughts on it soon.

Watching Phenomena

Going to watch “Phenomena”. Initial thoughts What a fucking incredible film. From start to finish I was gripped. Jennifer Connelly is great; Dario Argento is at the top of his game; and Donald Pleasance was a joy to watch as always. The film was violent, creative and awe-inspiring in equal measure. And that ending. That vile ending that just kept me second guessing myself until the credits rolled. Thank you once again, Argento you crazy beautiful film maker.