Icy Little Blonde

Hitchcock wrote her She is not for you  Dante wrote her,  You will spend your life fruitlessly writing sonnets in her honour You will never have her She is not for you  There is treasure in the maze But when you get there The box is empty The chest deserted It is not for you  … More Icy Little Blonde

What’s Eating Leslie H? – A Critical Look at Halliwell’s Film Guide

In his day, Leslie Halliwell was one of the world’s best-known film critics – but like Philip Larkin as jazz critic, he was not without his flaws. The comparison is not an idle one – anyone familiar with both Halliwell’s Film Guide and Larkin’s jazz criticisms will know why. While Larkin was a die-hard fan … More What’s Eating Leslie H? – A Critical Look at Halliwell’s Film Guide

Welcome to the Jungle – Some Thoughts on Jumanji

Unlike most of the rest of the world I’d never watched Jumanji until the other day when I picked it up cheap on DVD and saw it as a kind of semi-tribute to the late, great Robin Williams. Don’t worry, I’ll keep this review nice and short – no pseudo-psychological media studies nonsense here. I won’t … More Welcome to the Jungle – Some Thoughts on Jumanji

What’s This Blog About Anyway? (or FAQ if you’re in the cool-kids club)

A Listful of Horrors? What kind of a stupid name for a blog is that? Well, it’s a play on ‘A Fistful of Dollars’, obviously. Not that I’m a huge western fan, but I am a massive horror fan. And I like making lists. So it kinda fits. Leave me alone, I haven’t had enough … More What’s This Blog About Anyway? (or FAQ if you’re in the cool-kids club)

My Favourite Films

This list largely speaks for itself. As with the music lists I’ve gone for a combination of things I really enjoyed watching and things I consider artistically great. The best items here are of course both. In the case of films which have been remade, all listed are the original versions unless otherwise stated. 8 ½ … More My Favourite Films