Movie Review – Outside The Law

Outside The Law US (1920) Dir. Tod Browning Who would have thought that going straight after a life of crime would be possible, not from a stint in prison, or a rehabilitation programme but by listening to the words of Confucius. It probably wouldn’t work today but in 1920, times were different. In Chinatown, former … Continue reading Movie Review – Outside The Law

Blu-ray Review – The Batman

The Batman (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Warner Bros.) Running Time: 176 minutes approx. Release Date – June 13th With comic book movie fatigue setting in and box office disappointment in recent years, I’m sure most people were asking, “Do we really NEED another Batman film?” After two outings for Zack Snyder’s … Continue reading Blu-ray Review – The Batman

Movie Review – Malignant

Malignant US (2021) Dir. James Wan I was so unpopular as a child even my imaginary friends didn’t want to play with me! Perhaps it was for the best, since they have a nasty habit of getting kids in trouble, and their parents don’t believe it was the fault of a mischievous invisible companion. Usually, … Continue reading Movie Review – Malignant

Movie Review – The Angry Red Planet

The Angry Red Planet US (1959) Dir. Ib Melchior Can a planet be angry? Maybe not but the inhabits of it can and we here on earth are doing a good enough job in demonstrating this. Flippancy aside, there is a cautionary tale behind this slice of low budget 50s B-movie sci-fi schlock we all … Continue reading Movie Review – The Angry Red Planet

Movie Review – The Thing From Another World

The Thing From Another World US (1951) Dir. Christian Nyby In the event of an alien invasion, whom would you side with - the scientists wanting to learn from these intergalactic visitors or the military who see them as a threat without evidence and want to blow them to pieces? Maybe there is a middle … Continue reading Movie Review – The Thing From Another World

Movie Review – Top Hat

Top Hat US (1935) Dir. Mark Sandrich Jumping to conclusions, as the aphorism goes, is the only way some people get exercise, yet can be quite harmful when an issue is contested without possession of the full facts. Embarrassment and humiliation as well as collateral damage are the usual results, all of which could be … Continue reading Movie Review – Top Hat

Movie Review – The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther US (1963) Dir. Blake Edwards Anyone reading this of a certain vintage will have two images in their mind upon seeing the title The Pink Panther - either the madcap antics of the inexplicably ranked Inspector Clouseau or the silent cartoon character with his own TV show who drove a flashy sports … Continue reading Movie Review – The Pink Panther

Blu-ray Review – Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Sony Pictures) Running Time: 148 minutes approx. Release Date – April 4th There’s never a superhero around when you need one then three show up at the same time, or in the case of a Marvel film, a whole gang of them. It seems almost … Continue reading Blu-ray Review – Spider-Man: No Way Home

Movie Review – West Side Story (1961)

West Side Story US (1961) Dirs. Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise No apologies - After watching Steven Spielberg’s remake last night I felt compelled to give the original a rewatch since it has been 20 years since I last saw it and I needed to be clear on what the differences between the two films … Continue reading Movie Review – West Side Story (1961)

Movie Review – West Side Story (2021)

West Side Story US (2021) Dir. Steven Spielberg There are some films you’d think would be best left alone when it comes to remakes, and musicals would be at the top of the list, unless the idea is to make a non-musical. So, when Steven Spielberg announced he was remaking one of the greatest, most … Continue reading Movie Review – West Side Story (2021)