Speedy

Speedy (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Criterion Collection) Running Time: 86 minutes approx. Of the hallowed triumvirate of silent film comedy kings, Harold Lloyd was the one I discovered first, via a TV series called “Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy”. However, unlike his venerated contemporaries, Keaton and Chaplin, Lloyd’s films criminally are not as readily … Continue reading Speedy

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night (Cert PG) 1 Disc (Distributor: Criterion Collection) Running Time: 105 minutes approx. If you ask the trivia question “What was the first film to sweep the board at the Oscars?” some people might look to the mighty epics such as Gone With The Wind or Ben Hur  for the answer. In … Continue reading It Happened One Night

College

College US (1927) Dir. James W. Horne & Buster Keaton Sandwiched in between two of Buster Keaton’s most cherished and revered films - The General (1926) and Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) is a film which ironically feels like a mere filler as old Stone Face recharges his batteries from one epic in preparation for another. … Continue reading College

In A Bedroom (W Sypialni)

In A Bedroom (W Sypialni) Poland (2012) Dir. Tomasz Wasilewski Arthouse cinema is infamous for not spoon-feeding the audience in terms of explaining the story and understanding the characters, but some filmmakers go even further and just drop us in the middle of a tale, such as Polish auteur Tomasz Wasilewski with his debut offering. … Continue reading In A Bedroom (W Sypialni)

WWE – Fastlane 2016

WWE – Fastlane 2016 (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray / DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 164 minutes approx. Fastlane has now replaced Elimination Chamber as the “last stop before Wrestlemania” (not strictly true as there is still RAW, Smackdown and in this year’s case, another WWE Network special Roadblock) and for a second year … Continue reading WWE – Fastlane 2016

The Boss, Anatomy Of A Crime (El patrón, radiografía de un crimen)

The Boss, Anatomy Of A Crime (El patrón, radiografía de un crimen) Argentina (2014) Dir. Sebastián Schindel This film, serving as a metaphor exploring corruption and prejudice in modern day Argentina, comes to us via former documentary maker Sebastián Schindel, adapting a novel by Elias Neuman, based on a true story and was fourteen years … Continue reading The Boss, Anatomy Of A Crime (El patrón, radiografía de un crimen)

Ip Man 3

Ip Man 3 (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment) Running Time: 105 minutes approx. Over the past decade a plethora of films made about the life of martial arts legend Yip Man have surfaced, from Herman Yau’s The Legend is Born to the valedictorian The Final Fight, with Wong Kar-Wai’s arthouse interpretation The … Continue reading Ip Man 3

Ricky

Ricky France (2009) Dir. François Ozon If there was ever a caveat to being a director who swaps genres with relative ease and frequency it is that the audience finds themselves either too trusting that they’ll deliver something remarkably different or fearful that they will deliver something that is TOO different. France’s François Ozon is certainly … Continue reading Ricky

The Artist And The Model (El artista y la modelo)

The Artist And The Model (El artista y la modelo) Spain/France (2012) Dir. Fernando Trueba World War II might not be the first backdrop one immediately thinks of for a meditation on the beauty of art but that is what Spanish director Fernando Trueba presents to us with this thoughtful outing. Occupied France 1943 and … Continue reading The Artist And The Model (El artista y la modelo)

WWE – Straight Outta Dudleyville – The Legacy Of The Dudley Boyz

WWE - Straight Outta Dudleyville - The Legacy Of The Dudley Boyz (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray/3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 74 minutes approx. When discussing the greatest tag teams of all time it is usually older names first to be mentioned - Road Warriors, Midnight Express, The Steiner Brothers, Rock ‘n’ … Continue reading WWE – Straight Outta Dudleyville – The Legacy Of The Dudley Boyz