The Mark Of Zorro

The Mark Of Zorro US (1920) Dir. Fred Niblo Some aspects of being a vigilante will never change - namely hiding behind a mask and alter ego. Nowadays it is far easier to pull this off as modern vigilantes do their work via computer thus have no need to show their faces, but in days … Continue reading The Mark Of Zorro

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The Major And The Minor

The Major And The Minor (Cert U) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 100 minutes approx. Release Date – September 23rd You will hear people say regarding old films, “They don’t make them like they used to”, though there are some instances where this might not be a bad thing, though it pains … Continue reading The Major And The Minor

Marty

Marty US (1955) Dir. Delbert Mann What is it with Italian mothers and their sons? They want them to get married and have a family of their own but don’t want them to have a life of their own. I suppose this isn’t exclusive to Italian families but for the sake of the titular singleton … Continue reading Marty

November

November Estonia (2017) Dir. Rainer Sarnet There must be something in the water in Eastern Europe as many of THE weirdest films come from this region. Throwing their hat into the ring is Estonia - making their first appearance on this site - with a film framed within its own unique folklore, so if you … Continue reading November

Nightfall

Nightfall (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 79 minutes approx. Assumptions. We all make them from time to time but often the embarrassment of them leaving us with egg on our faces could be avoided by simply asking that ill-important question, rather than demanding an answer based on a vague misconception. … Continue reading Nightfall

Paths Of Glory

Paths Of Glory US (1957) Dir. Stanley Kubrick When someone enlists or is conscripted into the army, they expect the enemy to be the one on the other side of the trench, not within their own ranks. This early anti-war classic from Stanley Kubrick demonstrates that ignorance, lack of empathy and misplaced bravado are less … Continue reading Paths Of Glory

The Big Clock

The Big Clock (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. Imagine being so good at your job that your employer entrusts only the biggest projects to you until you are unwittingly given one that is going to incriminate you in a crime you didn’t commit. Sound confusing? George Stroud … Continue reading The Big Clock