The Crowd

The Crowd US (1928) Dir. King Vidor Everyone wants to stand out but whether we like or not, even an everyday convention like getting a job or being married makes us part of the crowd. Not that this should stop us from being different but aspiration and achievement are two separate things. John Sims was … Continue reading The Crowd

Pioneer (Pionér)

Pioneer (Pionér) Norway (2013) Dir. Erik Skjoldbjærg Another “based on true events” film, this one takes us back to the 1980’s when Norway was on the cusp of a massive oil boom that would push the country towards the top of the global GDP table. But, there will always be casualties and collateral damage on … Continue reading Pioneer (Pionér)

Touch Of Evil

Touch Of Evil US (1958) Dir. Orson Welles Citizen Kane is generally regarded to be a film head of its time in terms of popularising new filmmaking techniques but this sinuous slice of classic film noir also deserves attention on that front, if not for the opening three minutes alone. Based loosely on the pulp … Continue reading Touch Of Evil

Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad Complete Series

Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad Complete Series (Cert 15) 4 Discs (Distributor: All The Anime) Running time: 633 minutes approx. Anyone with a long memory will recall this title was originally released almost a decade ago in single volumes by Revelation Films, but was never completed when Revelation ended their anime distribution, leaving fans with an … Continue reading Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad Complete Series

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner US (1967) Dir. Stanley Kramer Time to tick another lauded classic off the watch list, this time it is the bold, interracially themed comedy drama that also proved to be the final film of the legendary Spencer Tracy. Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton) returns home unannounced from a holiday in Hawaii, … Continue reading Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner