One Night in Miami is out now from the Criterion Collection
A bold statement of intent from the Hughes brothers, Menace II Society isn’t subtle, but it perfectly captures the sense of self-righteous anger of the period, a mood that remains all too recognisable.
Le Samourai is available now from the Criterion Collection
The greatest Spaghetti Western you haven’t heard of, The Great Silence is a beautifully bleak film, and one of the most influential of the genre.
A beautifully shot, beguiling masterpiece.
A nice wrap-up to Daniel Craig’s tenure as Bond, and one that delivers everything you could want from a 007 film.
Infused with a palpable sense of paranoia and feels just as relevant today, as it did upon release.
This suffers and benefits from the period in which it was made. It’s a bit overwrought and old fashioned, but we’ll take this over the countless Tarantino imitators…
Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s sparkling script is full of quotable dialogue, delivered impeccably by a cast at the top of their game.
A career best for Travolta in DePalma’s often underrated, brilliant thriller.
A cross between Berberian Sound Studio and Saint Maud, it manages to accurately depict the hysteria surrounding the video nasties and serve as a faithful homage to the films themselves.
Worth checking out if you’re a fan of Hong Kong action-cinema, it’s out now from Eureka!
A wonderfully creative combination of silent cinema techniques, American gothic aesthetics and stylised cinematography, there’s never been another film like it.
Compared to To’s masterpieces – it’s slightly dated but saved by nifty cinematography and cool, matter of fact performances from the cast – especially Lam Suet, who has never been better.
Caligari may be Wiene’s crowning achievement, but The Hands Of Orlac is proof if need be that he was a talented director in his own right….