The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter US (1978) Dir. Michael Cimino The classic film being struck off the “Overdue First Time” watch list is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. One of two epic films about Vietnam released at the end of the 1970’s - Coppola’s bombastic Apocalypse Now being the other - The Deer Hunter won Best … Continue reading The Deer Hunter

Colossal

Colossal US (2016) Dir. Nacho Vigalondo I don’t drink. As a teen I was unable to admit this because of peer pressure and it was because of this that I grew to actively resent the whole drinking culture, but as an adult, I can declare my abstinence with pride. Plus alcohol tastes disgusting! But while … Continue reading Colossal

Destruction Babies

Destruction Babies (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 108 minutes approx. “The most extreme 108 minutes in Japanese cinema history!” proclaims the legend on the cover of Third Window’s latest release. One can almost see Takashi Miike, Shinya Tsukamoto, Sion Sono and possibly Yoshihiro Nishimura smirking to themselves, saying “Challenge accepted!” … Continue reading Destruction Babies

Magic Town

Magic Town US (1947) Dir. William A. Wellman Opinion polls - does anyone really take them seriously? It’s not as if they are truly accurate as the results are extrapolated from a smaller source in the first place, basically reducing them to a vague estimate at best. But what if one town could theoretically reflect … Continue reading Magic Town