Kieran Smith

Kieran Smith

I refuse to proof raed anything.

Current Favourites: Fantasy

Favorite films

  • The Princess Bride
  • Wolfwalkers
  • Spirited Away
  • Shrek 2

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  • Night Teeth

    ★★★

  • Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★

  • Unfriended

    ★★

  • Nosferatu

    ★★★★

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  • Night Teeth

    Night Teeth

    ★★★

    Nonsense title; surprisingly okay movie. So, I started Night Teeth with the intention of doing some mindless work while I watched, fully expecting it to be Twilight for bros (and it kinda was) but I was pleasantly surprised. Debbie Ryan and Lucy Fry are easily the most entertaining piece of the puzzle, leaning a little into the male fantasy elements of their characters but clearly having a good time doing it Jorge Lendeborg Jr. is at his best when he’s…

  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★

    Zack Snyder’s directorial debut being a remake of such a horror classic - one that floats a fair few anti-capitalism notions - is a telling omen for the rest of his career. While I’ll be the first to admit, Snyder’s eye for visual spectacle has always been a strong one, the switch to a more evangelical thematic through line doesn’t really gel with the deep fried colour grading, hyper-masculine preferring plot, shouty asshole characters, and bleak for the sake of…

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  • Nosferatu

    Nosferatu

    ★★★★

    For a film that’s damn near 100 years old, Nosferatu still sports some of the most striking visuals not only within horror but within German Expressionism as a movement. Attending an exhibition of a film like this is always a pleasure, but to do so in an Abbey just brings an extra level of ambiance. Couple that with a freshly refurbished organ playing a live score - a mixture of other classic movie soundtracks (JAWS, Psycho, even Madness’ House of Fun at one point etc.) within a more traditional score - and you’ve got a really memorable experience.

  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★

    Between this and Soul, Pixar really are in a renaissance period. While Luca is certainly a lot more subdued concept wise than a lot of the studio’s most beloved work, I think the stripped down nature of this allows for the characters at the centre of it to shine all the more. Luca is not the best of what the studio has to offer, feeling a little generic in its opening, but it’s certainly one which will go down as being pretty high up there given that once it finds its emotional core, it oozes charisma and catharsis.