Reservoir Dogs

If you’ve followed my writing for a while you’ll probably have picked up that I’m a long standing fan of Quentin Tarantino’s films but, up to now, I hadn’t written a full review of his debut Reservoir Dogs as it has been a good long while since I last gave it a proper watch. Well... Continue Reading →

The Filth And The Fury: A Sex Pistols Film

After recently watching the Danny Boyle adaptation of Sex Pistols’ guitarist Steve Jones autobiography, Pistol, on Disney+ I thought it was time to go back and revisit Julien Temple’s 2000 documentary on the band, The Filth And The Fury. After finding somewhere online I could actually watch the film, as it seems to be one... Continue Reading →

Django (1966)

As Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 cult spaghetti western, Django, begins with an unnamed man in a black Union Army uniform dragging a coffin through a field of mud, the tone of the next hour and half is well set as one of uncompromising bleakness - even if the accompanying iconic theme song maybe doesn’t quite suggest... Continue Reading →

Pride Movies (June 2022)

Following a suggestion made recently over on my Facebook page by a member of Channel Island's LGBTQ+ charity Liberate (though I'll be clear this is in no way related to the charity beyond that and this is all my thoughts and interpretation) I thought I’d take a look back through some of my past film... Continue Reading →

Milk (2008)

A couple of weeks ago, coincidentally on Harvey Milk Day, I watched the 1984 documentary The Times Of Harvey Milk for the first time and, as well as being a terrific movie in its own right, it got me wanting to revisit Gus Van Sant’s 2008 dramatised telling of similar events, Milk, which I now... Continue Reading →

The Endless Summer 2 (1994)

Some 30 years after travelling around the world chasing the sun and surf with Robert August and Mike Hynson for the seminal The Endless Summer, director, filmmaker and surfer Bruce Brown repeated the adventure with a new pair of young surfers, Robert ‘Wingnut’ Weaver and Patrick O’Connell, in the early 1990s for The Endless Summer... Continue Reading →

The Times Of Harvey Milk

The majority of my knowledge of former San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first gay man elected to that office and to any such high office in the USA I believe, previously came from Gus Van Sant’s 2008 movie starring Sean Penn, Milk, but since then I have intended to watch the 1984 documentary... Continue Reading →

Eternals

After Shang-Chi and maybe Guardians Of The Galaxy, Marvel’s Eternals are maybe the characters from the Marvel canon that have made it to the big screen I know least about, having only read the Neil Gaiman version of them which I’m not sure how that fits into the wider Marvel world. Added to that the... Continue Reading →

The Endless Summer (1966)

Having grown up a stone’s throw from arguably Guernsey’s premier surfing beach (with at least four different spots even I can think of along a mile or so of shore line) The Endless Summer is a film I’ve long been aware of and have distant of memories of watching, along with its sequel, in my... Continue Reading →

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