Hannibal Rising

Back in the mid to late 1980s Thomas Harris, Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Demme created an icon of horror/thriller cinema, Dr Hannibal Lecter, in the film version of Harris' book Silence of the Lambs. While the part had been played arguably with more truth by Brian Cox in Michael Mann's Manhunter and would swiftly become... Continue Reading →

The Elephant Man

As I write this I seem to have begun a little David Lynch season for myself so there will no doubt be a few direct comparisons here to Lynch's first film, Eraserhead, as I take a look at his second, a film that on paper couldn't be much more different, the real life story of... Continue Reading →

Thor: The Dark World

Have Marvel Studios jumped the shark? Unfortunately, despite the general success (both commercially and in terms of enjoyment) of their so-called Phase One films, if Thor: The Dark World (aka Thor 2) is anything to go by, then they might just have. Where their previous films had been entertaining romps with good stand alone stories... Continue Reading →

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