T. Cosens

Top Reviewer Ranking: 986
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (606 of 722)
Location: England
In My Own Words:
I'm a big film fan and have been most of my life. I like all genres and will watch anything. Hopefully you will find some of my reviews helpful but constructive criticism is always welcome.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 986 - Total Helpful Votes: 606 of 722
The Innkeepers [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Sara Paxton
The Innkeepers [Blu-ray] Blu-ray ~ Sara Paxton
Ti West is a master of atmosphere. He has a canny ability to make his settings feel authentic and real. He acheived this with House of The Devil but surpassed that with The Innkeepers.

This is a well thought out. slow burning, creepy little tale of a soon to be closed hotel and its ghostly resident. Two front desk workers believe the hotel to be haunted and set about trying to find evidence of this. Of course things start to get a little creepy as they delve deeper into the history of the hotel. Throw in a couple of obscure and slightly random characters and you have here a fairly effective horror film.

The film takes its time to build atmosphere and character. The two… Read more
Star Wars: The Complete Saga [Blu-ray] [1977] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Harrison Ford
5.0 out of 5 stars The complete set, 20 Aug 2014
An epic saga deserves an epic boxset and this one delivers. All six films remastered with perfect sound and visual quality and then an array of extra features to keep most fans happy for hours afterwards. In fairness not everything in the set is brand new but there is enough to keep you entertained.

The films vary in quality and everyone has there own opinions on each one. For me the worst is Attack of The Clones, it's garish, cheesy and not very interesting. Even the final battle lacks some sort of spark. The often derided part one, The Phantom Menace, is not all that bad and whilst it gets bogged down with some boring political battles it has some stunning scenery and action… Read more
Utopia - Series 2 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Fiona O'Shaughnessy
Utopia - Series 2 [DVD] DVD ~ Fiona O'Shaughnessy
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Utopia is back, 18 Aug 2014
The insanely surreal Utopia returns for another series and doesn't drop the ball. Back is the lurid colour framing the blackest of humour, back is The Network and the conspiracy theories that propelled the first series and back are the crazy, eccentric characters we have come to adore.

The first episode is an inventive time capsule telling the story of Janus' creation back in the seventies. Fantastically filmed it sets the tone for what is to follow. Pleasingly the rest of the series doesn't dissapoint with double turns and even more unusual characters. Utopia is a fascinating blend of the surreal clashing with the real world. A normal family scene will be interrupted by the… Read more