Robot Monster Movie Review

Robot Monster US (1953) Dir. Phil Tucker You’ve heard the expression “so bad it’s good”. Well, it doesn’t always work out that way and some things just can’t erase the negative stigma surrounding them. Films are a prime example of this, with many celluloid efforts bestowed a reputation for being god awful deserving of their … Continue reading Robot Monster Movie Review

Bill & Ted Face The Music

Bill & Ted Face The Music US (2020) Dir. Dean Parisot Sometimes, one has an idea that sounds good in theory but inherent problems suggest it maybe it should stay an idea and not put into action. For example, there is making a belated sequel to a film franchise that was very much of its … Continue reading Bill & Ted Face The Music

House By The River

House By The River US (1950) Dir. Fritz Lang Brotherly love. You often hear men in a band, sports team, or entertainment double act proclaim their friendship with another man to be “closer than brothers”. Whilst this might be true that this is a measuring stick of male bonding, as we have seen this isn’t … Continue reading House By The River

The Killing

The Killing US (1956) Dir. Stanley Kubrick “I love it when a plan comes together” The popular catchphrase of Hannibal Smith from the The A-Team was usually uttered to mark the success of another adventure. It was in the planning. If you don’t have that then what do you have? Ex-con Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) … Continue reading The Killing

He Who Gets Slapped

He Who Gets Slapped US (1924) Dir. Victor Sjöström Laughter is the best medicine, it helps us get through the day, and we should all laugh or lose our minds. Yet, laughter can be cruel, demeaning, and destructive, ruining our confidence or happiness by those who laugh at us and not with us. Perhaps this … Continue reading He Who Gets Slapped

Halloween

Halloween US (1978) Dir. John Carpenter Yes, I know I am a day late (November 1st) with this film, as it wasn’t shown on TV until last night, although as this is also a first time watch, I’m much later than one day - 42 years in fact! On Halloween night in 1963, six year-old … Continue reading Halloween

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (Cert 18) VOD (Distributor: Amazon Studios) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. In 2007, professional TV and film troll Sacha Baron Cohen claimed to have retired his character Borat Sagdiyev, a tactless, feckless, clueless TV presenter from Kazakhstan after the 2006 mockumentary film Borat. In 2020, just as things are getting worse across … Continue reading Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

The Shining

The Shining US (1980) Dir. Stanley Kubrick “Heeeeeere’s Johnny!” And here is another late to the party review of a classic film. Like the recent first time review of Carrie - also based on a Stephen King novel - The Shining is another movie perennial with a host of memorable scenes I have seen many … Continue reading The Shining

Carrie

Carrie US (1976) Dir. Brian De Palma Bullies always get their comeuppance, but it is a shame that when the victim finally retaliates it is they who are persecuted and not the culprits. As someone whose school and early work life was ruined by bullies, I can always sympathise with the victim. 16 year-old Carrie … Continue reading Carrie

Onward

Onward US (2020) Dir. Dan Scanlon Growing up without a parent is hard enough when you knew them for a short while but worse if you didn’t get a chance to know them at all. Obviously, if you did get a chance to meet your deceased parent you’d take it, even if it meant dabbling … Continue reading Onward