Title Year Seen Rating
Xtro 1982 15 Feb 20 Rated 7
Xtro used to stare at me frequently from the video rental store shelves when I was a teenager but somehow managed to always avoid my VHS player. Until now. This thing is completely bonkers, makes no sense at all and features as much bad taste as it can fit into its running time. And that's what makes it so entertaining. It's a beautiful mess.
The Candy Snatchers 1973 12 Feb 20 Rated 8
Pretty unique and captivating exploitation movie that constantly swings between dark humour and pure nihilism. That final scene though, bloody hell…
The League of Gentlemen 1960 9 Feb 20 Rated 7
Enjoyable British bank heist movie with a solid cast, some great lines and a stiff upper lip.
Noises Off... 1992 9 Feb 20 Rated 7
It probably worked better on stage, but once the layers start adding up it gets pretty frenetic and hilarious on film too. The cast pulls it off like clockwork.
Knives Out 2019 8 Feb 20 Rated 8
Delightful and witty subversion of the good old whodunnit with a fantastic cast. Great fun.
The Forbidden Room 2015 8 Feb 20 Rated 10
A endless Matryoshka doll of seemingly lost movie fragments and magnificent titles that feels like being inside the head of David Lynch on shrooms. And that's a good thing.
The Third Generation 1979 6 Feb 20 Rated 7
Terrorism as a tool for capital or politics. Plus ça change…
Uncut Gems 2019 2 Feb 20 Rated 8
Take one layer of melancholy, add one layer of high-anxiety. Mix. Then hold your breath for 2 hours. Superb.
Let's Scare Jessica to Death 1971 31 Jan 20 Rated 8
Weird, unsettling and ambiguous slow-burner with a dream-like atmosphere. It's not perfect but it's highly effective at keeping you guessing at where the frontier between reality and delusion lies.
The Ambulance 1990 26 Jan 20 Rated 7
Silly and over the top B-movie fun with a great cast and a proper cameo by Stan Lee. Good stuff.


Title Author Read Rating
A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole 16 Feb 20 Rated 6
Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design Kat Holmes 23 Jan 20 Rated 8
The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety Alan W. Watts 24 Dec 19 Rated 8
Permanent Record Edward Snowden 28 Nov 19 Rated 10
Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism Ian Bremmer 19 Nov 19 Rated 4
The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning Jeremy Lent 14 Nov 19 Rated 10
The Windup Girl Paolo Bacigalupi 13 Nov 19 Rated 8
The Mind is Flat: The Illusion of Mental Depth and The Improvised Mind Nick Chater 6 Nov 19 Rated 4
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life Ed Yong 9 Oct 19 Rated 8
The People in the Trees Hanya Yanagihara 3 Sep 19 Rated 10