Sam Inglis

Sam Inglis

Sam Inglis has been writing about movies for 20 years. His interests include coming of age movies, horror and exploitation cinema and literally anything featuring Jennifer Jason Leigh. He tweets at @24FPSUK, and blogs at 24fps.org.uk. He also thinks writing about himself in the third person is weird.

The London Economic

BANNED! Visions of Ecstasy

In this ongoing series, Sam Inglis casts a retrospective look on films that were banned from exhibition by the British censor. Usually, for a series like this, there is a limited set of issues to cover. Films are generally supressed, cut or outright banned for reasons of sex, violence or...

Now on Netflix: See You Yesterday and RBG

See You Yesterday ★★★★☆ In the last year or so we have seen several films that suggest the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement on cinema. See You Yesterday is something of a departure in that rather than sticking to a realistic setting it folds its message into a...

John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum. Number 3 with fewer bullets.

★★★★☆ The John Wick series is one of simple pleasures. From relatively humble beginnings as a sleeper hit on a sub $30m budget, the series has grown in both scope and success, while still largely recognising where its core strengths lie. Chapter 3 picks up with Keanu Reeves’ John Wick...

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu fails to spark

★☆☆☆☆ Pokemon is a genuine cultural phenomenon. It’s a franchise over 20 years old spanning across card and console games, TV shows, animated movies and other merchandise, grossing north of $90bn. I have never played or watched any of it before. I am certain that for fans who have followed...

Long Shot: Hits most targets, misses a bullseye

★★★☆☆ Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is the youngest US Secretary of State in history and is preparing for a Presidential run, while her numbers are positive, she needs to up her humour score and so she’s looking for a joke writer to pump up her speeches. Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen)...

Avengers Endgame: Spoiler free review

★★★☆☆ We left the Avengers in a cloud of dust that used to be their friends and fellow heroes, snapped out of existence along with half the living creatures in the universe. We meet them again a few weeks later, attempting to pick up the pieces, to try once more...

Roundup Reviews: Greta and Red Joan

Greta ★★★☆☆ Dir: Neil Jordan When Frances McCullen (Chloe Grace Moretz) returns a handbag she found on the subway, she becomes friends with a lonely older woman named Greta (Isabelle Huppert). When she discovers some disturbing things about Greta and tries to cut off contact, Frances finds that her new...

Hellboy: And to Hell he can go

★☆☆☆☆ It’s probably best to establish, right up front, my engagement with Mike Mignola’s character, Hellboy. I never read the comics, so my only knowledge of the character comes from the two films made by Guillermo Del Toro in 2004 and 2008. I understand that Mignola was happy with them,...

Wild Rose: She can do anything

Glaswegian Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) has just got out of prison after a 12 month sentence. Returning home, she’s greeted by her mother Marion (Julie Walters), who has been looking after her two young kids. She takes a job as a cleaner, but all Rose-Lynn really wants is to go...

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