Movie Review – Brian And Charles

Brian And Charles UK (2022) Dir. Jim Archer The premise of John Hughes’s 80’s teen comedy Weird Science saw what some of us wish we could do - build our own girlfriend. As tawdry as that sounds today, I’m sure there are many other lonely people who still have that dream. And if not a … Continue reading Movie Review – Brian And Charles

Movie Review – Omen II: Damien

Omen II: Damien US/UK (1978) Dir. Don Taylor “The boy must die!” I suppose if you’ve exhausted all of the usual methods of punishment like grounding, stopping pocket money, no TV or internet, or a smack on the bottom, then you must do what you have to. After all, this is the Antichrist we’re talking … Continue reading Movie Review – Omen II: Damien

Movie Review – The Omen

The Omen US/UK (1976) Dir. Richard Donner “You little devil!” How many times were we called that by our parents as kids whenever we did something naughty or destructive? Numerous I bet, although it was clearly a figure of speech and not a true reflection on our personalities. At least I hope so… American diplomat … Continue reading Movie Review – The Omen

Movie Review – Don’t Look Now

Don't Look Now UK (1973) Dir. Nicolas Roeg Grief has a cruel habit of distorting the world as we see it, making us either bitter or withdrawn. Thankfully, it isn’t a long-term feeling; you just have to believe things will get better. Easier said than done? John (Donald Sutherland) and Laura Baxter (Julie Christie) are … Continue reading Movie Review – Don’t Look Now

Movie Review – The Pebble And The Boy

The Pebble And The Boy UK (2021) Dir. Chris Green “Once a Mod, always a Mod” There’s a chance most kids grow up having a hard time understanding how their strict, sensible, joy killing parents were once tearaways themselves. Hopefully though, most of them don’t have any secrets in their past they’d rather didn’t resurface. … Continue reading Movie Review – The Pebble And The Boy

Movie Review – The Pink Panther Strikes Again

The Pink Panther Strikes Again UK (1976) Dir. Blake Edwards We’ve all upset people in our time, but hopefully not to the point that they would want to kill us. Generally, we never know just how badly we have upset them or how fragile their psyche is that they would want to exact such extreme … Continue reading Movie Review – The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Movie Review – The Duke

The Duke UK (2020) Dir. Roger Michell A couple of years ago our caring Tory government announced they were to axe the free TV licences for the over 75s, depriving many pensioners of a window to the world. Back in the 1960s, one community minded chap already felt senior citizens deserved a free TV licence … Continue reading Movie Review – The Duke

Movie Review – A Shot In The Dark

A Shot In The Dark UK (1964) Dir. Blake Edwards When a murder has been committed and you are the police responding to the call, you send your best man to investigate the case right? It stands to reason. What you don’t do is send the one person most liable to make a complete hash … Continue reading Movie Review – A Shot In The Dark

Movie Review – Belfast

Belfast UK (2021) Dir. Kenneth Branagh I’m one of the few people who hasn’t moved about much in my life with just three home addresses to my name and this year being the 40th anniversary of moving to the current one. For those who do up sticks to abroad, some never seem to forget where … Continue reading Movie Review – Belfast

Movie Review – How I Won The War

How I Won The War UK (1967) Dir. Richard Lester Surely that should be how “we” won the war? Doesn’t the old aphorism aver “there is no “I” in team”? Actually that is the problem - the people who do the least are the ones who celebrate the most when a victory is achieved and … Continue reading Movie Review – How I Won The War