Mark Kermode’s ‘10 Favourite Films’ list in The Observer got me wondering. I wondered...
What the hell is Pan’s Labyrinth doing in there? It’s good, but he’s watched a lot more films than the average person and he’s still put that amongst his ten favourites?
Why is he so obsessed with The Exorcist? It’s his favourite favourite film. He must be possessed by it, but why, I can’t fathom. Perhaps he needs a priest to exorcise it from him (cue Kermode’s head swivelling before he vomits and snarls “It’s my favourite fucking film you motherfucker!”)
Then there’s Mary Poppins – huh, beneath that hard 50s rocker appearance he’s not a chain-swinging, flick-knife-brandishing, film critic-coshing hard nut, but a big softie who likes nothing better than to go all gooey at the sight of Julie Andrews flying via brolly power!