Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)

Well, this was quite something. Not entirely sure what Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (Czech: Kdo chce zabít Jessii?) was exactly, but I certainly am not convinced that it wasn’t something absolutely extraordinary. Whether you love or hate this film, there is very little doubt that this is one that will linger with you, for…

The Premonition (1976)

Only a few days ago, I spoke very highly of the oft-neglected 1976 horror masterpiece The Witch Who Came from the Sea. It turns out that there was a film that has achieved the same kind of popular obscurity, and as part of the American Horror Project restoration, we were able to see both of…

Baby Driver (2017)

There are few directors working today that excite me as much as Edgar Wright. His three comedies Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End are absolutely brilliant pieces of cinema and some of the best comedy films of the 21st century. Naturally, being a fan of his, I would be excited for…

The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)

In 1976, the cinematic world was shaken when Brian de Palma made perhaps his greatest film, Carrie, based on the novel by Stephen King. The tale of the loss of innocence of a young woman, and how she extracts vengeance on those around her, was not necessarily a new concept to horror films, but it…

Dunkirk (2017)

I have never made it a secret that I am not the biggest fan of Christopher Nolan. If I have to be completely honest, I find his movies to often be unbearably dull, overlong and just plain overrated. It doesn’t help that Nolan has a legion of rabid fans that follow his every move and…

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Well, where to start? This is the review I have been dreading to have to write. That isn’t to imply that Pulp Fiction is a bad film. In fact, I consider Pulp Fiction to be in my pantheon of near-perfect films. I don’t need to explain how important Quentin Tarantino is to me as a…

Witchfinder General (1968)

I am arguably on a bit of a Vincent Price bender at the moment. The man was amongst the greatest actors to ever live and possessed charm and brilliance in copious amounts. I knew I wanted to watch a Price film, but I wasn’t quite sure of which one. Deciding to avoid the obvious choice…

House (1977)

I was discussing House with a friend, and we came to an agreement – we aren’t entirely sure if this is a good film or a bad film but it is a film. In fact, to call it a film itself is troubling because it is more of a “thing” above all else. No one…

Raising Arizona (1987)

Joel and Ethan Coen are filmmakers that have their names synonymous with quality, even if a few of their films were clunkers (namely Intolerable Cruelty and The Ladykillers, two films I am still quite fond of). They have god-like status nowadays, but it wasn’t always that way. Therefore, it stands to reason that their early…

Satan’s Brew (1976)

I have watched many, many films over the course of my life, from nearly every conceivable nation, decade and across several genres. To this day, I have not seen a film as polarizing as Satan’s Brew (German: Satansbraten). I was left baffled, puzzled at what this film was. I had only one emotion after seeing…

The World’s End (2013)

So it continues, my journey into the brilliant and audacious Cornetto Trilogy, the genius film series put together by Edgar Wright and his frequent collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The World’s End was the final film in the loose trilogy, and it continues the legacy left by Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz…

American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)

Part of being a film-lover is often finding something in a film that you can relate to. I have always managed to try and find some small part of every film that relates to me in some way, even if it is minuscule and completely insignificant. I have found so many films that bear a…