What’s your ‘give it a go’ film?

I’ve said before how I really expected to dislike The Grand Budapest Hotel, but ended up enjoying it much more than I thought I would.

Of course, it’s fine to like what you like, and nobody should be forced to watch something they’re not interested in. I just don’t see any reason not to give something new a try every now and again, especially if by doing so you find yourself falling down a fascinating filmic rabbit hole to discover cinematic treasures you’d never heard of.

Pretty straightforward question for this Quick Read, then – if someone says to you they’re not a fan of your favourite genre but they’re willing to try something new, what do you recommend?

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Movie soups and stews

Sometimes, particularly with long-running franchises, it can become difficult to distinguish one entry from another, and they all just sort of mush together into a cinematic soup or stew.

That’s not to say any one entry is especially bad (though that may often be the case), and it’s not even solely down to big name franchises, sometimes just styles and genres of films.

Without further ado then, here are some movie soups that I love, but still get mixed up…

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Does Horror cinema encourage the opposite of toxic fandom?

I’ve been listening to a lot of film podcasts recently – don’t worry, I’m not considering starting up my own, nobody needs that.

Hearing filmmakers and fans discuss their favourite movies and themes is always good fun, but the disparity between the types of enthusiasm shown towards different genres is really interesting to me – specifically, the passion of horror fans, which seems to be a more positive experience than fans of other genres.

Let me show my working…

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