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#5 - The Babadook (2013) dir. Jennifer Kent

‘If it’s in a word or it’s in a look,you can’t get rid of the Babadook’

If psychological horror is your type of horror, then you can’t really go wrong with The Babadook. A very deeply emotional look at the very real horror of mental illness, The Babadook is scary in many different ways. The cinematography is incredible and so is the editing. The acting by Essie Davis is nothing short of amazing and so is the child acting. It’s has an aura of uneasiness about it and it’s a very effective piece of horror filmmaking.

#8 - Pulp Fiction (1994) dir. Quentin Tarantino

‘English mother fucker, do you speak it?’

What can be said that hasn’t already been said about Pulp Fiction? It’s an endlessly quotable movie that has been so integrated into pop culture, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of it. It’s a very stylish film and one that takes delight in simple and often meaningless conversations and small talk between it’s characters. Dialogue is what Tarantino does best and it certainly shows in this film. Almost every scene is classic and while I believe the parts following Bruce Willis aren’t as compelling as the scenes with Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta, I still enjoy them. It’s one of Tarantino’s best films and arguably the one that put him on the map.


Going to watch a film every day in July. Started early with Looper! Going to plough through some films on Netflix as i usually only watch TV series. Super, Immortals, Drive, John Dies at the End, Safety Not Guaranteed, Jeff Who Lives at Home, Warrior, Everything Must Go, Brick, Stake Land, Adventureland, Primer, Upstream Color, Art of Flight, End of Watch, Pacific Rim, This Is The End, World War Z, Wolverine, and The World’s End.

#16 - District 9 (2009) dir. Neill Blomkamp

‘Three years. I promise’

District 9 proves that you don’t need a huge budget to create a convincing and very well done science fiction film. It’s a shame that Neill Blomkamp’s later projects would fail to deliver anything on the level of this one and the same goes for Sharlto Copley’s performance as Wikus. It takes a very realistic look at what could happen if alien’s landed on earth through a mockumentary style of filming. It takes an interesting approach as we come to know a world where alien’s being on earth is normal and commonplace. It’s also a very funny film while also having that strong emotional aspect as well with the final moments being an emotional punch to the guts. It’s extremely well shot and among my favourites of all time.