BATMAN: THE MOVIE (1966) – REVIEW


1966 DIRECTOR: Leslie H. Martinson Contains spoilers! “Some days, you just can’t get rid of a bomb.” Before the Frank Miller’s Dark Knight, there was the Caped Crusader; The founding member of the Dynamic Duo, Batman and his ward, the Boy Wonder, Robin. In order to promote the series, after Batman’s first season, a theatrical…

THE BLACK PIRATE (1926) – REVIEW


1926 DIRECTOR: Albert Parker Two Tone Technicolor in all its glory! This is it. The first widely distributed Technicolor movie back before we even had sound. This was hardly the first foray into colour, in fact colour almost goes as far back as film itself, as does sound, but it was not until the mid-1920’s…

HORSE FEATHERS (MARX BROTHERS) (1932) – REVIEW


1932 DIRECTOR: Norman McLeod  “I married your mother because I wanted children. Imagine my disappointment when you arrived.” The penultimate Marx Brothers film as their time with Paramount was drawing to a close, Horse Feathers was possible one the their most anarchic entries. The paper thin plot revolving around building a football team at the…

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (3D) (2018) – REVIEW


2018 DIRECTOR: J.A. Bayona Contains spoilers! This is NOT Jurassic Park and nor should it be.  Let us just get one thing straight: This is NOT Jurassic Park and as the tagline goes, “The park is gone!”. And it is about time too. As many of you will know, Jurassic Park (1993) is pretty much my…

DUCK SOUP (1933) – REVIEW


1933 DIRECTOR: Leo McCarey “You’re a brave man. Go and break through the lines. And remember, while you’re out there risking your life and limb through shot and shell, we’ll be in be in here thinking what a sucker you are” Rufus T. Firefly And the one liners just keep on coming… Here we have…

PANDORA’S BOX (1929) – REVIEW (Die Büchse der Pandora)


1929 DIRECTOR: G.W. Pabst Contains spoliers! “The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.” (IMDb Synopsis) Back in selected cinamas now in the UK, Pandora’s Box was one of the last films of the silent era, a period of transition…

DEEPWATER HORIZON (2016) – REVIEW


2016 DIRECTOR: Peter Berg Based on the true and tragic events on April 2010, Director Peter Berg takes the helm of this re-enactment of the explosive ‘blow-out’ which destroyed the eponymous exploration rig off the coast of Louisiana. We follow Mike Williams (Mark Walberg) and the rig’s Manager Jimmy Harrell (Kurt Russell) as they butt…

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) (REVIEW)


DIRECTOR: Ron Howard CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS! The Star Wars Story that nobody asked for, but was is a story worth telling? In short, NO. Where to start? Indeed, where to start with a background prequel focusing on one of the most iconic Star Wars characters ever, taking the ageing Harrison Ford’s characters to, well not…

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…