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Max Renn was here

For those of you still persevering with the dwindling trickle of words on this blog I felt I owe you some closure. For a multitude of reasons, the main one being life having other plans I’ve rather lost the taste for sharing my musings online. As a friend of mine remarked recently, the world needs fewer opinions not more. So as of now this collection of reviews, essays, interviews, rants and generalised drivel is moving to being a legacy archive.

It’s nothing sinister, and I cannot stand people making a song and dance about packing in the trivial business of blogging, but now with a fond wave, I shall depart leaving a trace of glitter in the air.

Long live the new flesh.

Max

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directors, horror, Movies, Reviews

Hidden Gems – rediscovering American Mary

Jen and Sylvia Soska’s 2012 film American Mary is a highly original horror film that flew under the radar on it’s original release and is ripe for rediscovery (or maybe just discovery). Continue reading

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Best of 2018, Movies, Reviews

A Fantastic Movie

Out on UK screens this Friday (2nd of March) is Oscar nominated Chilean drama A Fantastic Woman. Here is my review, which be warned does include a few minor spoilers, so if you want to see it cold please read this post viewing. Continue reading

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horror, Reviews, Television, thriller, TV

BBC One’s Requiem could be the best British TV horror story in years

Sorry, it’s been a slow start to the blog in 2018 as life has got in the way. But here is my first piece of the year, an introduction to the BBC’s new horror series Requiem.  Continue reading

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Best of 2017, Movies

My 20 favourite films of 2017 – Part 2, no’s 10 – 1 (but first the turkeys)

Continuing my countdown of my favorite films of 2017, a really amazing year at the movies.  Continue reading

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Best of 2017, Movies, Uncategorized

My 20 favourite films of 2017 – Part 1, no’s 20 -11

I thought 2016 was a good year to go to the movies bowling a vicious curve ball right at 2017’s shins. But 2017 has absolutely hit it out of the park. So good has the year been that some tremendous movies failed to make the cut despite being (I thought) near certain top 10 contenders when I saw them. Movies I loved like Logan, Get Out, and T2: Trainspotting just got edged out but a rewatch could make me regret not including any of them so slight are the margins that films in the bottom half of my top 20 are virtually interchangeable.

Here are numbers 20-11… Continue reading

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Best of 2017, directors, Television, TV

Guest blog – The Lynch Gaze

To celebrate the release of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return on Blu Ray on December the 4th, here is a second guest blog by Jacqui Barr following her Mad Max: Fury Road piece which remains the most popular thing I’ve ever posted on here. Enjoy.

!!!WARNING: SPOILERS AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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