NIGHT OF THE LIVING COLOUR… (SORRY, DEAD)


The Night of the Living Dead has been released many times, with cuts, no cuts, additional scenes, in post-converted 3-D and in colour. Originally shot on 16mm with a cast of unknowns, the late George Romero’s’ Zombie classic has been as influential on the Zombie genre as Psycho was on the slasher genre just eight…

FILM OF THE YEAR ~ 2017


The Film Of The Year for 2017 is… All the films must have been RELEASED in the U.K. between 1st January ~ 31st December 2016 and I MUST have seen and/or rated it on this site previously. TOP FIVE LOGAN (10/10) THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (10/10) DUNKIRK (9/10) WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES…

WARCRAFT


2016   DIRECTOR: Duncan Jones To begin, I am not really up on the plot of the game in which this movie is based, though I do understand that this is a prequel and that the tone is reasonably accurate to the that of the long enduring PC game. But derivative is the word. The…

THE PIRATES! AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS (aka A BAND OF MISFITS) (3D)


2012 Ardman Animation returned to the big screen in 2012 with this adaptation of the Children novel series, The Pirates!. After building model sets in order to plan out a CGI animation similar to their 2011 Arthur Christmas, they quickly decided to return to their roots and this 3-D adventure was filmed as a stop-motion…

JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG


1961 DIRECTOR: Stanley Kramer “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.” It has been over 20 years since I first saw this as teenager, but watching it again with little memory of the specifics, I was both a little disappointed but also very impressed. With a title like “Judgement at Nuremberg,” you can be forgiven for expecting a film about the…

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…