Reviews

Review: ALIEN 3 Is A Cinematic Failure

I want to enjoy David Fincher’s Alien 3, but I have to admit that it is a failure. Sure, a few things work, like the Alien-o-vision, the visuals and score, but apart from that it’s a disappointing endeavour that fails to live up to the films [...]

June 3, 2012

DVD Review: THE X FILES REVELATIONS Is Essential

Are you looking forward to the new X-Files film? Are you an old fan of the series who hasn’t seen the iconic show since it was first aired? How about a first-timer who thinks that the trailer for the movie – The X-Files: I Want To Believe looks [...]

June 2, 2012

DVD Review: Daniel Craig In HOTEL SPLENDIDE

Hotel Splendide is a quirky black comedy from 2000 starring a pre-James Bond Daniel Craig in one of the lead roles. It’s a good looking film that owes a lot to Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Terry Gilliam, but it fails to hit the mark. Set on an unknown [...]

June 1, 2012

Blu-ray Review: David Lean’s THIS HAPPY BREED

David Lean’s This Happy Breed comes to Blu-ray in outstanding fashion with a newly remastered print that shows the film in all of its Technicolor glory. It follows the Gibbons family from 1919 to 1939, charting the years between both world wars. [...]

June 1, 2012

Review: Wes Anderson’s Whimsical MOONRISE KINGDOM

Wes Anderson movies are an acquired taste. The director’s visual style is a bit too quirky for the mainstream, and sometimes the art house crowd find it too laboured. I like his work, although I wasn’t a great admirer of The Darjeeling [...]

May 31, 2012

DVD Review: JASON KING Is 1970s TV At Its Best

Your enjoyment of Jason King depends on several things: how much you enjoyed the 1970s, how funny you find 1970s fashion and how much you enjoy 1970s television (especially British television from the 1970s). If it’s one or all of the above then [...]

May 20, 2012

DVD Review: Alan Alda & Michael Caine In SWEET LIBERTY

Alan Alda is a talented and interesting man. An actor, writer, director, comedian and novelist it would appear that there is nothing Alda can’t do. Alda has a slew of acting credits to his name, from Mash (the television show) to being a regular [...]

May 20, 2012

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