Tomas Alfredson's Let The Right One In, aka Låt den Rätte Komma In

Vampire movies are the in thing right now. Twilight, for example. Teenage girls up and down the land are currently squeaking in delight as the slab-faced Robert Pattinson has a strangely chaste romance with some 14yr old girl involving lots of meaningful looks and cries of “Don’t do that! I might do a sex wee bite you in the neck!” Don’t bother watching the film, read the script instead.

Let The Right One In is cut from very different cloth. The simplest way to describe it would be a film that’s based around a more gothy/emo version of Kirsten Dunst’s Claudia from Interview With a Vampire. If Anne Rice’s novel had been adapted by a respected European director instead of Neil Jordan, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt then the result would be something very much like Let The Right One In.
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Nacho Vigalondo's Timecrimes aka Los Cronocrimenes

My favourite kind of films are the ones that no-one else has heard of.

By that, I mean films that are well written, well made, and have a unique idea behind them – but for one reason or another haven’t been seen or embraced by the wider public. Either because they haven’t been released properly, or because no distributor would take a chance on them.

That was why I grew up loving Moviedrome on BBC TWO as a child. Every Sunday night, Alex Cox would introduce another strange, weird independent film that I would never find in my local Blockbuster. Trancers, The Honeymoon Killers, The Terminator, Cry Baby, and too many others to list here.

Nacho Vigalondo’s TimeCrimes, aka Los Cronocrimenes, is a film that would be right at home on BBC TWO, with Alex Cox introducing it.
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This is my first post. I’ll be adding more soon.

Basically this is a blog where I’ll write about cool stuff I’ve seen. TV shows, films, short films, anything really.

I’ll also write about cool stuff I’ve done – short films I’ve made, VTs I’ve directed, and more besides.

Most of all – this blog will educate you about all those films that you’ve seen showing at your local arthouse cinema and never really thought were for you.

A lot of these films are genuinely brilliant, and I’m going to tell you about them, and why you should watch them.