Zombies and The Dead or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Horror

It’s Halloween! A time for ghouls and gasps and shrieks in the night. For Freddie and Jason and Chuckie and Clowns! As a curious cineaste and nerdy film geek and graduate, I should be able to consume (like a peckish zombie feasting on some entrails) all of cinema, not just the easy, feel-good fare of Some Like it […]

Pods ‘n sods – Wittertainment & David Brent: Life on the Road

My favourite bit of the week is at about 6pm on a Friday; not just because it is time for two days of rest and play to begin but it is when I can start listening to my favourite podcast. Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review (or Wittertainment for those in the know) has been a […]

80s cult classic or nostalgic nonsense? – PART TWO

Following my last post back in March, I’m in the midst of watching a selection of 1980s cult films that have, up to this point, passed me by. Well, I haven’t managed to tick off as many as I’d hoped yet but here’s an update so far… Predator (1988) In my ignorance I didn’t know that Predator […]

80s cult classic or nostalgic nonsense? – PART ONE

I was born in 1986. I grew up in the 1990s and am a child of Jurassic Park and Home Alone; their John Williams scores will forever fill me with pure happiness and nostalgic pleasure. After years of causing shock when admitting I’d never seen it, last weekend I watched Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys for the very […]

Cinema Travels – Getting My Filmic Fill

One of my favourite things to do when I’m travelling or on holiday is to go to the cinema, which isnt terribly surprising given that films are my main bag. Yet many of my friends and peers (including cineastic ones) see this as a waste of time, ‘why go to the cinema when you’re on […]