Author Archives: Sam Sewell-Peterson

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

I'm not paid to write about film - I do it because I love it. Favourites include Bong Joon-ho, Danny Boyle, the Coen Brothers, Nicolas Winding Refn, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Taika Waititi and Edgar Wright. All reviews and articles are original works owned by me. They represent one man's opinion, and I'm more than happy to engage in civilised debate if you disagree.

Review: Joker (2019)

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the festival circuit that JOKER was somehow profound. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad. It’s fine. But if it wasn’t for Joaquin Phoenix’s pained, spellbinding lead performance there’d be very … Continue reading

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The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Review

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Review: Bait (2019)

It’s an interesting idea, reviving the 16mm shot film, I’ll give them that. BAIT has to be the most unique film of 2019, first-time feature writer-director Mark Jenkin getting himself out there, in the UK and the film festival circuit … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)

EL CAMINO is a decent epilogue to BREAKING BAD, but is far from the essential viewing its forbear was. Essentially Vince Gilligan has crafted an indulgently extended episode that ties up what few loose ends remained from the rise and … Continue reading

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Review: Ready or Not (2019)

READY OR NOT is a good really time at the movies. No, it’s not revelatory or particularly groundbreaking or the next big thing, it’s just good and a lot of fun. As tradition dictates, any new member of the wealthy … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Arctic (2018/19)

What kind of a madman would star in both movies called POLAR and ARCTIC in the same year? A Mads-man, that’s who (excuse the pun, or don’t, I don’t care). Despite the etymologically similar titles they couldn’t be more different … Continue reading

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Nightmare on Elm Street Films Ranked

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5 More of the Best Character Introductions in Movie History

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The Farewell (2019) Review

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Review in Brief: Knock Down The House

Why is American politics so fascinating? Because it’s a real event. KOCK DOWN THE HOUSE is also one hell of an underdog story. The ideal candidate, and the only one with any real chance of success against an entrenched New … Continue reading

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