Everything Everywhere All At Once

Despite the amount of coverage Daniels’ (aka Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert) Everything Everywhere All At Once received as it picked up plenty of ‘gongs’ in 2023 awards season I pressed play on it knowing very little beyond the fact it had something to do with multiverse theory and starred Michelle Yeoh. As it began,... Continue Reading →

The Revenant (2015)

Despite having something of a love for mythic America I haven’t really explored the western genre in as much detail as I maybe should have, though I have enjoyed the main ones I’ve seen from True Grit (both versions) to The Hateful Eight, Django and The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford,... Continue Reading →

The Irishman (2019)

Despite being released on Netflix all but simultaneously with the cinema (and therefore, in theory available to me ever since) it’s taken me a good while to watch Martin Scorsese’s 2019 gangland epic, The Irishman, and, in a way, I’m glad I waited. When the film, excellently subtitled I Heard You Paint Houses after the... Continue Reading →

The Banshees Of Inisherin (2022)

Where to begin with Martin McDonagh’s 2022 film The Banshees Of Inisherin? I came to it having been a big fan of his previous collaboration with co-leads Colin Farrell and Brendon Gleeson, In Bruges, but knowing the setting, subject and tone here was somewhat different, though with that it was another darkly comic piece. As... Continue Reading →

Legend (2015)

After watching a fair few American gangster movies in recent months I thought I’d check out a British one, and one I’ve been meaning to for some time, Brian Helgeland’s 2015 sort-of biopic of London villains The Krays, Legend. While this is far from the only cinematic version of the twin brothers story (The Krays... Continue Reading →

The Dunwich Horror (1970)

Having seemingly exhausted adaptations based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe, as the 1970s dawned Roger Corman and American International Pictures (AIP) set their sights on adapting some H.P. Lovecraft in the form of his short story, The Dunwich Horror. While I’m aware of Lovecraft and his ‘old ones’ I’ve never actually read any... Continue Reading →

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

While several of Francis Ford Coppola’s films have become regarded as legendary none quite have that status in the same way as Apocalypse Now. Famed for its troubled production and intricate history it brings a lot of baggage with it before you even come close to pressing play and, partly, that’s why it’s taken me... Continue Reading →

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Coming to it on Blu-ray rather than in the cinema meant I approached Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with slightly different expectations to many. Certainly the shade of the late Chadwick Boseman hangs heavy over it and, while I had enjoyed the first film enough and liked the character of T’Challa, I’m not sure I had... Continue Reading →

Hidden Figures (2016)

If you’ve followed this blog for a while you’ll know I have more than a slight interest in the ‘space race’ of the 1950s and 60s, and more recent space exploration, from The Right Stuff to Apollo 11 and Apollo 13 and beyond (including having visited the Space Shuttle Endeavour in Los Angeles) but Theodore... Continue Reading →

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