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Major Film Reviews Classic Simpsons Playlist

If you’re anything like me, one of the biggest draws of Disney+ was the inclusion of The Simpson’s. Sure, it’s been bad much longer than it’s been good now (it probably hasn’t been great since the start of the millennium), but don’t underestimate just how good it was in its prime. It was probably the…

Coming To America Review

Some Hollywood stars lead a long and fruitful career spanning many decades. Some operate in the background and only get their dues as supporting players. Others burn brightly for a period and then eventually fizzle out, usually after a run of poorly-received or unprofitable projects. Eddie Murphy is someone who arguably belongs in this latter…

The Prom Review

Poor Meryl Streep. Is your career struggling so much that you were forced to sign onto this putrid cacophony of nonsense? Forgive me, I don’t typically give the game away quite so early, do I? But I cannot accurately describe this feeling of hatred that currently squats in my stomach like all of the bile…

Soul Review

For 25 years, Pixar has proved themselves time and again as the kings of emotive animation storytelling, from their debut with Toy Story in 1995, right through to 2020’s Onward, they have proven the benefits in animation when it comes to telling important and complex stories, all the while making them accessible for a younger audience. This was…

Labyrinth Review

Jim Henson is a beloved figure the world over for his part in creating The Muppets (for more onthese anarchic creations, see The Muppets Christmas Carol review in Chapter 12) as well aspioneering puppeteering in modern film & TV. He’s an icon of the medium who sadly died before histime at the age of 53.…

Gremlins Review

I’m carrying on the loose theme of ‘alternative Christmas films’ today with this film. It’s another one I hadn’t seen until recently as well, so no one can accuse me of not broadening my horizons at least. As I said in my Bad Santa review, I think there’s a sizeable market for this kind of thing. After…

Bad Santa Review

Last week, I said that In Bruges was the very opposite of ‘Christmas magic’. Even though I didn’t believe it was really a Christmas film, but I’m continuing that trend with this film, one that definitely is a Christmas film, but is also the very opposite of holly jolly. Not everyone is indeed the biggest fan of Christmas, and…

Miracle on 34th Street (1994) Review

There have been many on-screen portrayals of Santa Claus. Ed Asner, Tim Allen, Dudley Moore, and one weird time, Paul Giamatti have all played the jolly guy in the red suit. Few have ever suited the role in the same way Richard Attenborough did in this film. Full disclosure: this is the only version of…

In Bruges Review

There is usually an argument on the internet around this time of year over whether Die Hard is a Christmas film or not. I won’t be touching that argument in any great detail; besides, I’ve already made my view on it perfectly clear (it is a Christmas film). What I want to do is start…