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Uncovering Curiosities: Christian Sparkes’ HAMMER

Writer-director Christian Sparkes’ 2020 film, Hammer is an intriguing dramatic thriller which works well despite its limited scope. The film is anchored by a wonderfully rich performance by the great Will Patton, a long-standing supporting actor [...]

September 13, 2021

Brian De Palma – Master Of Suspense

The great Brian De Palma was born on 11 September 1940. He has always been a director that defies convention. He’s an outsider that managed to get into the Hollywood system and subvert it. In the early days his love of the thriller led to him [...]

September 11, 2021

Notebook Reviews: 8MM

Joel Schumacher – 1998. The always interesting Nicolas Cage is on tip-top form in Joel Schumacher‘s neo-noir, 8mm. It’s a highly thrilling and gritty detective film which delves into the dark world of the ‘snuff movie’. [...]

September 11, 2021

Remembering The Mighty Joel Schumacher

The mighty Joel Schumacher was born on the 29 August 1939 – the same year that Batman made his first appearance.  As one of the all-time great directors, he helmed a wonderful selection of films that included everything from The Incredible [...]

August 29, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Begos’ BLISS

  Bliss is a wonderfully crazy gonzo 2019 horror film from cult director Joe Begos. It’s a gritty piece of punk rock cinema, a hallucinogenic vampire film which isn’t afraid to go to weird places (very weird places). It’s dark, nasty and it [...]

August 20, 2021

Clip From Nicolas Cage’s Swine Fueled Revenge Thriller PIG

Michael Sarnoski’s Pig received critical praise and plenty of plaudits when it released in the US in July. The film stars Nicolas Cage as a truffle hunter living in the Oregonian wilderness, attempting to track-down his beloved foraging pig [...]

August 17, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SNAKE EYES

Brian De Palma – 1998 Snake Eyes is an entertaining thriller from genre master Brian De Palma. This is a slick and stylish conspiracy thriller with an impressive cast led by Nicolas Cage and Gary Sinise. The film is a bit contrived and it [...]

July 29, 2021

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