films seen
average score
Alive and kicking
more info

The inoffensive

In Dreams

1999 / 100m - USA
Thriller, Horror
In Dreams poster

Worthy but flawed

The Crying Game

1992 / 112m - UK
Crime, Drama
The Crying Game poster

A peculiar film that takes a while to show its true face. It's not a film that stood out to me for any other reason than being unsure where it would go next, but somehow that was enough to keep me entertained. I'm sure a better director could've done more with the material at hand though.

Read all

Jody is a British soldier who is apprehended by the IRA. Fergus has to stand guard and keep an eye on him, but he is only an IRA volunteer and the two men develop a bond. Jody makes Fergus promise that should anything happen to him, Fergus is to seek out Jody's wife to tell her about his fate.

The performances are decent but nothing too special and the presentation is pretty bland. It's a shame, as there are some fun twists and turns that kept me guessing what else the film would have in store. The result is an easy watch, but it could've been a lot better in the hands of someone with a more distinct vision.

Dubious filler

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles poster

A different kind of vampire film. I watched it when I was a lot younger, but it didn't do much for me then. It's not really a film that has improved with age either. The premise is rather interesting, but the safe and Hollywood-appropriate handling of the material makes it somewhat of a bore.

Read all

The film tells the story of Louis, a vampire who got turned by Lestat. Faced with a choice to die or to live on as a vampire, Louis chooses to live on, but he can't get used to his new companion and decides to live on animal blood only. Louis feels down, until he finds a different clan of vampires living in Paris.

Interview with the Vampire is a bit more lavish compared to other Hollywood productions, almost twenty years later it's hardly impressive to look at. The performances are mediocre, the runtime excessive and the horror elements underdeveloped. It's not terrible, just plain and unexciting.

Plain forgettable


2012 / 118m - UK
Byzantium poster

The Company of Wolves

1984 / 95m - UK
Drama, Fantasy, Horror
The Company of Wolves poster