Stephen King’s Top 10 Films of 2009

Literary horror genius and Entertainment Weekly columnist Stephen King revealed his Top 10 films of 2009 (well, his top 10 between December 2008 and December 2009) at the beginning of January. King said, ‘I’d give 2009 at the movies a B overall, and that ain’t bad....

Top 10 Robert Zemeckis Films

“Are you telling me you built a time machine out of a DeLorean”: The Magic of Robert Zemeckis Robert Zemeckis was once asked if television was a bad influence on children. He answered, emphatically, “television isn’t an education, but I see no reason to turn it off.” What would...

Top 10 British Comedy since 1980

Britain has always fared well when pointing its camera lenses towards comedy. Off the back of quality radio (the wit of Spike Milligan and The Goon Show, accompanied ably by the delightful antics of Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe) and television (the Monty Python team constantly...

Top 10 Action Films from Hong Kong

The tiny territory of Hong Kong has been responsible for producing some of the greatest action movies the world has ever seen. Here are ten of the very best from before the digital age; a time when often the only thing an actor had to save him from a painful trip to the hospital...

Top 10 Single Location Films

The allure of the single location film Films set in a single location (or predominantly in a single location) have always fascinated me. Perhaps it’s their theatre roots, as many single-location films derive from the work of playwrights. The consequence of that is strong...

Top 10 Clint Eastwood Films

Clint Eastwood may be to many casual filmgoers the gun-toting authoritarian Harry Callahan from the “Dirty Harry” movies, or perhaps the man with no name from Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns, or more recently Frankie Dunn in “Million Dollar Baby. He’s an iconic Hollywood...
Posted On 12 Dec 2009

Top 10 Zombie Apocalypse Films

Let’s face it, it’s only a matter of time before the dead rise and feast on the living. If it’s not experimental government farm machinery or a space probe returning from Venus, it’s going to be some ungodly Warlock opening the gates of Hell that’ll send them shuffling forth. And...

Top 10 Alternative Christmas Films

There’s another side to a Christmas sat in front of the telly. The Dark Side. Pitch black film noir, offbeat comedy, sadistic horror. Killer snowmen, drunk Santa’s, capitalist in-fighting, sex fetishes and rampant orgies, terrorists, lunatics, Christmas tree robbers, murderers...