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