FILM & TV RECOMMENDATIONS

Film: Recommendation – Halloween H20

By Bill Anyone who has been following our countdown of the top 50 horror films of all time, will know that I have a special place in my heart for the slasher sub-genre, with the Halloween franchise being my slasher franchise of choice. Unfortunately, I couldn’t include -- to give its full, ridiculous title –…
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TV: Recommendation – Grace and Frankie

By Bill Disclaimer: I love this show and may become gushy … you have been warned. Grace and Frankie is a Netflix original (aren’t all the best programmes?) and the first series debuted in 2015. The show is set to return for a fourth season in the first half of next year, with new cast…
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Film: Recommendation – Hector And The Search For Happiness

By James It turns out that this film wasn’t rated too highly - by pretty much every critic I have come across. The vast majority of which, basically, state how the film is swamped in schmaltz, leaving little else to be watched or appreciated. Well, I’m here to make a case for the opposite. I…
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Film: Recommendation – Lost in Translation

By Bill For some film fans, Sofia Coppola will always (and only) be remembered for ruining the third Godfather film, which was directed by her father, Francis Ford Coppola … well that’s nepotism for you and it serves him right … but luckily for her dignity, she dropped the acting hat and forged a very…
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TV: Recommendation – Will & Grace

By Bill As we approach the return of Will & Grace, I thought I’d take a look back at the original series. One of the stars of the show (I can’t remember who … and I can’t be bothered to do research) said that the show needs to be brought back because the world was…
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TV: Recommendation – Better Call Saul

By James This recommendation is aimed at those who have seen Breaking Bad but cannot face the prospect that the critically acclaimed spin-off Better Call Saul is equally as leaden-footed as its predecessor (or at least in parts of it). Well, I’m not here to tell you that it’s not. In certain episodes, the energy…
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Film: Recommendation – American Sniper

By James If you get to know me then you’ll know that a good war or military film is one of the best ways to make me cry, well, blub or well-up at the most... Cos I’m a hard nut. It doesn’t really matter about the nationality or conflict in question but the pride I…
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Film: Recommendation – The Thing (1982)

By Bill John Carpenter is one of my favourite horror film directors of all time, and this is one of my all-time favourite horror/sci-fi films. It’s one of those films that I can always put on and never get tired of … probably because I’m still not sure I know what’s happening the whole time…
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Film: Recommendation – The Intouchables

By James If I’m honest with you, I’d never heard of this film before another good friend told me about it (Not Bill. It was a good friend). It was sold to me as an emotional, hysterical French film that he watched in Leeds whilst visiting a mate at Uni; my hopes were not high.…
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TV: Recommendation – Black Mirror

By James I love Black mirror. It is amaze-balls. If Charlie Brooker’s sci-fi series is not scaring the faecal matter out of me it’s making me regret ever associating myself with social media, technology or even owning a mobile phone! Okay, so I’m not selling it very well, but nor am I exaggerating. I can…
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