DOWNFALL (DER UNTERGANG)


2004 DIRECTOR: Oliver Hirschbiegel The true story of the last days of NAZI Germany, focusing on Hitler and his cohorts as they sought refuge on his Berlin Bunker and is chronicled here with such honesty. Told in a straight forward manner, we are given a portrait of not only Adolf Hitler himself, played perfectly by…

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)


1968 DIRECTOR: George A. Romero Iconic, influential and groundbreaking. All words to describe George A. Romero’s inaugural zombie horror, but what sets this apart from its contemporaries and the endless variations in the genre in which this Indie movie helped spawn? Well to begin with, this is far from a simple zombie thriller. The real…

THE WIZARD OF OZ (IMAX 3D)


1939 (Orginal) 2013 (IMAX 3D) DIRECTOR: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor  The Wizard Of Oz, like It’s A Wonderful Life, did not ignite the film world on their initial releases, but these were films that found their treasured places in movie-goers hearts. Both are examples of movies where cinemas rival medium of…

NETWORK


1976 DIRECTOR: Sidney Lumet “I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore!” …the lasting legacy of Peter Finch’s rants, which began with a breakdown and became the ratings winner in the 1970’s Network driven news media. This is of course, fiction but the commentary on the changing and more corporate driven American…

HELL’S ANGELS


1930 DIRECTORS: Howard Hughes,  James Whale & Edmund Goulding Big budget, elaborate air combat scenes which resulted in several deaths and Gimmick after gimmick… This has to be the Howard Hughes’ World War 1 epic, Hell’s Angels. Where to begin? Well, we follow the Routledge two brothers as they join the war effort and the…

WALL STREET


1987 DIRECTOR: Oliver Stone When looking to review a film like this, there are two distinct points of view to take in to a account: The first being the contemporary context. That being that this was made in 1987, at the height of the Wall Street boom and that, at the time, this must have…

SING (3D)


2016 DIRECTOR: Christophe Lourdelet & Garth Jennings I admit, I went into this with low expectations. It looked like a karaoke kids movie from an animation studio that I do not rate that highly. But what do I know? Illumination studios have managed to rack up a “Stinker” on this blog with The Lorax (3D) (2012),…

007 ~ DANIEL CRAIG


DANIEL CRAIG is Ian Fleming’s 007 2006 – 2015 ??? #21 2006 – CASINO ROYALE Directed by Martin Campbell With Die Another Day signing off on Pearce Brosnan’s Bond on a low note, well as fans were concerned (though I as not being a particular fan, I found this to be good fun), Casino Royale had…

007 ~ PIERCE BROSNON


PIERCE BROSNON is Ian Fleming’s 007 1995 – 2002 #17 1995 – GOLDENEYE Directed by Martin Campbell Bond is back, from a six year hiatus. Reborn and softly rebooted as Pierce Brosnon. The history of Bond is littered with long winded stories about the complicated production issued but suffices to say that Brosnon was long…

007 ~ TIMOTHY DALTON


TIMOTHY DALTON is Ian Fleming’s 007 1987 – 1989 #15 1987 – THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS   Directed by John Glen I am left eating my words as where Timothy Dalton’s James Bond is concerned. Since I was a kid, and bare on mind that I was only 9 when The Living Daylights, Dalton’s first of two…

007 ~ ROGER MOORE


ROGER MOORE is Ian Fleming’s 007 1973 – 1985 #8 1973 – LIVE AND LET DIE Directed by Guy Hamilton The first of the Roger Moore movies, an era seen by many as the most silly, opens with Taro cards, Voodoo and a massive dose of Blacksploitation. But as the Bond series, now 11 years…