There Was A Crooked Man

Norman Wisdom is one of those actors that have always got a mixed reception to his work. Critics universally hated his output but their opinion had absolutely no influence on his success. For a lengt...

The Student

The Student is a little film that tackles some of the heaviest and far-reaching issues that we currently face as a society. Via the medium of religious fundamentalism, we see what the consequences ar...
The Informer 1929

The Informer: BFI Restoration Re-Release

I’ve seen my fair share of silent films – Metropolis, Battleship Potemkin, Nosferatu … Hell, even The Artist. But I would profess to be neither a raving enthusiast, nor remotely knowledgeable about t...

Fallen

Success can be a very dangerous thing. Within the movie industry success is measured by the bottom line. Just how much a film can deliver in terms of box office. With the runaway success stories of T...

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2

It’s always a bit tricky following a film that was such a success. The first Guardians film was an unknown quantity for cinema audiences and represented a major gamble in terms of the brand rec...
Blood Father Mel Gibson

Blood Father

Of late, my local multiplex seems hellbent on preventing me from going to the cinema. Several films that I have wanted to go and see had screen time of approximately less than a week before disappear...

The Life Of Oharu

Given it’s stature now, Japanese cinema was an unknown quantity on the world stage until Akira Kurosawa got recognition at the 1951 Venice film festival. This marked a rise in the international...

Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell

It’s admirable to see such dedication from filmmakers that they’ll spend fourteen years shooting one movie. When the final cut of that film, a splatter-house horror comedy, clocks in at just over 60 ...

Fast & Furious 8

Remember the opening of Fast & Furious 7? Deckard Shaw (a new-to-the-series Jason Statham) says some comforting words to his comatose, bed-ridden Brother. As he leaves, a tracking shot follows hi...