A Clockwork Orange at the BFI Southbank

Since A Clockwork Orange reemerged in the U.K. following the death of its director Stanley Kubrick I think it's safe to say I've seen it more than my fair share of times across all the main formats of home media, as well as reading the source novella by Anthony Burgess and his stage play adaptation,... Continue Reading →

Avengers: Endgame (4DX Presentation)

So here we are twenty-two films in and the Marvel Cinematic Universe reaches the end of its first complete saga with Avengers: Endgame. Beginning back in Iron Man and continuing through several 'phases' it has traced the formation of the Avengers and the arrival of the first true threat to the universe they have faced,... Continue Reading →

The Right Stuff

As we head towards the fiftieth anniversary of the first manned moon landing it seems my interest in the pioneering aspects of space travel have been piqued. A couple of weeks ago I watch documentary about the Apollo mission, For All Mankind, (also there's a 'blink and you'll miss it' reference to the film in... Continue Reading →

Captain Marvel

I've come rather late to the latest 'packaged corporate codswallop' (to quote a friend) from Marvel Studios largely because it felt like too much too soon and because the stand alone films, while generally fun, have been somewhat hit and miss. But, with Avengers: Endgame now less than a week away I thought I should... Continue Reading →

For All Mankind

I've always had a fascination with the Moon and the NASA Apollo missions that saw man visit our nearest celestial neighbour, I think fuelled by my dad's interest as he was the perfect age to have seen the first moon landing as it happened back in 1969. The fact then that I had never seen,... Continue Reading →

GoodFellas

If you don't see them early on some films gain such a sense of expectation it can become something of a millstone that, the longer you wait to watch, becomes almost overburdening. In the past I have felt this with a number of movies from Jaws and The Godfather to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and... Continue Reading →

Fighting With My Family

From the moment Fighting With My Family was announced I have to say I was nervous... WWE's track record in movies is sketchy at best, largely limited to straight to DVD action fare featuring their 'superstars' who, while they might be great at the style of performance needed for wrestling or 'sports entertainment', for the... Continue Reading →

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