Dad’s Army (2016)

Since it’s release back in 2016 I’d been curious about this new, big screen, version of Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s 1970s TV sitcom, Dad’s Army so as it’s recently appeared on Netflix I thought I’d finally give it a watch. The original Dad’s Army TV series was something of a fixture of my youth... Continue Reading →

The Doors (1991)

My experience of the films of Oliver Stone isn’t all that big (I think I've only properly seen JFK), however there’s no denying that he’s a director who comes with a reputation (good and bad) and his 1991 movie The Doors is accompanied by similar, but given that I’ve always found a lot to like... Continue Reading →

Highlander (1986)

First of all, I’m amazed I’ve not written about Russell Mulcahy’s 1986 fantasy movie Highlander before, being, as it has long been, a cornerstone of my movie watching story, so, here we go. Looking at it in the cold light of day there’s probably a lot of criticism that could be levelled at Highlander, from... Continue Reading →

Moulin Rouge!

A little while ago I rewatched Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet for the first time in a long time so, spotting that the follow up of sorts, Moulin Rouge! (and yes the ! is all important) is on Disney+ I thought it high time I give that another watch too, it being some nineteen or... Continue Reading →

Lost Highway

It must be coming up to two decades since I first (and, until now, last) saw David Lynch’s 1997 movie Lost Highway, it being one of the ‘set texts’ early on in my film course at university. About all I remember from that viewing was a feeling of unsettled confusion and wondering quite what the... Continue Reading →

Wild At Heart

Quite possibly, of all of David Lynch’s films, Wild At Heart was the one I knew least about before sliding it into the Blu-Ray player. As the screen is enveloped with flame and a distinctive piece of Angelo Badalamenti penned music emerges from the speakers though, it soon becomes obvious this came very much from... Continue Reading →

Wonder Woman 1984

When the first Wonder Woman film was released back in 2017 it felt like the rejuvenating breath of fresh air the so-called DC Extended Universe needed and, even if it wasn’t perfect, it was a sign things were changing for the, up to that point, challenged alternative to Marvel’s world beating MCU. So, while seeing... Continue Reading →

Hot Fuzz

It’s probably no surprise if you’ve read many of my other movie reviews that I’m a fan of Edgar Wright in general and the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy in particular so, after recently rewatching Shaun Of The Dead for the first time in a while I thought it was time to give its follow up,... Continue Reading →

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Over the years I’ve written about several versions of Dracula on here, from Stoker’s original novel and Murnau’s unofficial adaptation, Nosferatu, to the 2020 BBC TV adaptation via one of many Hammer movies, but oddly I’ve never actually written properly about the first version of the story I fully encountered, Francis Ford Coppola’s rather clumsily... Continue Reading →

The New Mutants

Other than James Bond and maybe the assorted Godzilla related films, and of course the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there can’t be many series of films to reach 13 instalments, but that’s what has happened with the X-Men, seemingly reaching its end (for good or bad) with The New Mutants. Following on from the less than... Continue Reading →

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