Memorable Movie Scenes: Part 36

Movie: Five Easy Pieces Jack Nicholson had several minor movie parts, like in The Little Shop of Horrors, before his first big role in Easy Rider. Before making the blockbuster films Chinatown and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, he was in Five Easy Pieces, his first movie where he was the headliner. There is […]

The Not Quite #7: Dead Man’s Shoes (2004)

Film Title

Dead Man's Shoes


Bullies beware of a returning soldier.


Shane Meadows


Paddy Considine
Toby Kebbell
Gary Stretch
Stuart Wolfenden
Neil Bell

“God will forgive them. He’ll forgive them and allow them into heaven. I can’t live with that.” So says our heartbroken, self-loathing main man in an ominous voiceover at the start of this revenger. And, of course, he finds ‘them’ and does a wee bit more than issue a stern telling off. Sounds like formulaic […]

Abusive Flesh Peddlers: Part 2

Sidney in Magnum Force (1973) Fair play, Sidney (Albert Popwell) doesn’t have too much screen time in this cop classic but he sure does make an impression. You have to say that this is a man who appears to have got out of the wrong side of bed. He’s particularly grumpy when it comes to […]

Abusive Flesh Peddlers: Part One

I’ve got a theory that a fair few women fantasize about being hookers. Like most of my theories, it’s probably shite, but I’ve always been fond of airing my ignorance. I really should get a Twitter account. So, anyway, why do I think some women daydream about loveless, monetised sex with strangers? Because so many […]

Inflatable Bikinis, Erotic Soup Bowls and Randy Nignogs

During the 70s the British film industry churned out more than twenty sitcom-based flicks, probably more than any other country in the world. I’m gonna put my cards on the table and declare the vast majority as dire. Fucking dire. It didn’t stop Joe Public from flocking to see them, though. A handful, such as […]

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

Film Title

Killer Klowns From Outer Space


Aliens from outer space, dressed as clowns, terrorize a small town with cotton candy and popcorn. Why not circus peanuts?


Stephen Chiodo


John Vernon
Grant Cramer
Suzzane Synder
John Allen Nelson
Royal Dano

Someone sent me Killer Klowns from Outer Space years ago; I think it was Steen or someone from the Roofless Forum. I’ve never bothered to watch this thing until tonight, and I’m glad I did. I didn’t realize that the great John Vernon was in this movie, reason enough to give this thing a spin […]


Get Carter remains a fave, a bleak foray into porn, familial ties, corruption, contract killers, revenge and pollution all set in a decaying city. Often hailed as one of the greatest British gangster movies, it’s the viewing equivalent of a kick in the solar plexus from a dirty, steel toe-capped boot. Amazingly, it was assembled […]

What should the player do if the croupier makes a mistake?

Many guests of gambling establishments, meeting with the croupier’s mistakes, refuse to believe that this is the same person as they are. Therefore, they can make a mistake by accident, without malicious intent. We are all human, and the dealer can also get tired on a long shift; they may have a lack of knowledge […]

Big Hair T. and the Fence-Licking Donkey

Watching Birds of Prey, that Harley Quin-movie from DCEU (yeah, I know… But it was on TV with nothing better on, so I thought…) while under heavy influence of some truly excellent weed and lots of cheap beer is (or so I imagine) a bit like attending a The Wall-concert from Pink Floyd, completely sober. […]

Dangerous Friends, A Memoir by Peter Viertel

White Hunter, Black Heart, a novel by Peter Viertel Decision Before Dawn, a film directed by Anatol Litvak White Hunter, Black Heart, a film directed by Clint Eastwood Peter Viertel was the kind writer Hollywood enjoyed in the 1930s and 1940s. Expats, mostly Jews, who had fled Hitler and were welcomed in Tinsel Town and […]