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….
An uncomfortable mish-mash of satire and religious iconography all set to the pomp and circumstance of the Proms.
A hypnotic, seductive film, Flowers Of Shanghai is an incisive look into an aspect of Chinese culture that is rarely seen on film…
Both as its own thing and a tribute to The Twilight Zone (intentional or not) How Do You Plead? is a macabre joy….
Another excellent episode of Inside No. 9, Nick’s S6 Blog continues..!
Nick’s Inside No. 9 Season 6 review blog continues with Episode 3…
Mandy is an utterly mad film, let’s begin…