Movie Review – The Producers

The Producers US (1967) Dir. Mel Brooks "I was so careful... I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast... where did I go right?" We can only hope that nobody tried to emulate the scam as perpetrated in this classic comedy from Mel Brooks, although there have been many cases of con … Continue reading Movie Review – The Producers

Movie Review – Irma la Douce

Irma la Douce US (1963) Dir. Billy Wilder Okay, so you meet a nice girl and think she is the one, except she has a job that isn’t so nice and you’d rather she gave it up, but she doesn’t want to because it is her way of life. So, how do you go about … Continue reading Movie Review – Irma la Douce

Movie Review – Judas And The Black Messiah

Judas And The Black Messiah US (2021) Dir. Shaka King “You can kill a revolutionary but you can’t kill a revolution!” It’s astounding to learn these powerful words came from a 21 year old and not a grizzled veteran dissenter, but Fred Hampton was indeed barely out of his teens when he spoke before a … Continue reading Movie Review – Judas And The Black Messiah

Movie Review – The Raven

The Raven US (1935) Dir. Lew Landers Quoth the Raven: ”What have they done to my story?” The third in the trio of films “based” on the works of Edgar Allan Poe from Universal as part of their famed horror universe of the 1930s and 40s. Like the previous two entries, Murders In the Rue … Continue reading Movie Review – The Raven

Movie Review – Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles US (1974) Dir. Mel Brooks Mel Brooks turned 95 the other day and to celebrate the BBC showed two of his classic films which I first saw many moons ago. This gave me the chance to watch them again and re-evaluate them through a more mature and critical eye as opposed to just … Continue reading Movie Review – Blazing Saddles

Movie Review – The Black Cat

The Black Cat US (1934) Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer We all know black cats bring bad luck to those whose paths they cross which is why I am dog lover. Okay, that is an old superstition but black cats have a bad rap in fiction from being synonymous with witches and graveyards etc. In the … Continue reading Movie Review – The Black Cat

Movie Review – Godzilla vs. Kong

Godzilla vs. Kong (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Warner Bros.) Running Time: 113 minutes approx. Release Date – June 14th In 1962, two of the biggest stars in cinema went head to head in a brutal battle - not Joan Crawford and Bette Davis but King Kong and Godzilla! It was a fight for … Continue reading Movie Review – Godzilla vs. Kong

Movie Review – Murders In The Rue Morgue

Murders In The Rue Morgue US (1932) Dir. Robert Florey It’s always the ones you least suspect. The evidence might be pointing in one particular direction but then the discovery of one vital clue changes everything, even if it sounds a little difficult to believe. But this is murder we’re talking about. Paris, 1845, a … Continue reading Movie Review – Murders In The Rue Morgue

Movie Review – The Stylist

The Stylist (Cert 18) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 105 minutes approx. Release Date – June 7th Envy is a terrible thing so why can’t people just be happy with their lot? One of those existential questions we will never get a definitive answer to so in the meantime, we should be … Continue reading Movie Review – The Stylist

Movie Review – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part US (2019) Dir. Mike Mitchell Having expanded on the Lego franchise with a successful film in 2014, instead of a direct sequel, the universe branched off to focus on individual characters, like with the witty and action packed Lego Batman Movie, and the largely forgotten flop Lego Ninjago … Continue reading Movie Review – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part