10 Candles, 1950's, 1960's, Article, Documentary, Science Fiction, War

FILM OF THE MONTH ~ SEPTEMBER 2015


The FOTM for September is none other than Val Guest's British sci-fi classic, The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961). This was covered in detail this month with a week dedicated to reviews from the latest BFI Blu-ray edition, which also included three nuclear themed documentaries from 1950's/60's. This ran here on nEoFILM between 14th -… Continue reading FILM OF THE MONTH ~ SEPTEMBER 2015

1950's, 7 Candles, Animation, Walt Disney

CINDERELLA (1950)


1950 DIRECTORS: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson & Hamilton Luske May contain spoilers! This classic animation, as with many of the golden age Disney pictures, have become more iconic than critically acclaimed. The animation style is good, though not at the heights of Disney's greatest works, with many short cuts used throughout and story is so simple that it manages to… Continue reading CINDERELLA (1950)

1970's, 1980's, Action, Comedy

DRAGNET (1987)


1987 DIRECTOR: Tom Mankiewicz May contain spoilers! "Just the facts, maam" I was kid when I was first introduced to this 1980's comedy interpretation of the 50's/60's cop drama Dragnet. And I loved it. But it is a little hard for me judge this in the context because of this. Yes, it is ludicrous, the… Continue reading DRAGNET (1987)

1970's, 5 Candles, Science Fiction, Walt Disney

THE BLACK HOLE


1979 DIRECTOR: Gary Nelson May contain spoilers! I want to say that the effects where good for the time. I want to say the acting was acceptable. I want to say that the screenplay was more than a mediocre sci-fi script and that Anthony Perkins was not horribly miscast in this post Star Wars Disney movie.… Continue reading THE BLACK HOLE

2010's, 7 Candles, Action, Adventure, Drama

SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS


2012 DIRECTOR: Guy Richie May Contain Spoilers! The 2012 sequel to Guy Richie's hit Sherlock Holmes (2009) meets a major stumbling block. Where do we go from here? Following the events of the London-based reboot in which Robert Downey Jr. takes on the mantle of literary detective, this carries on almost where we left off but… Continue reading SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS

1960's, 7 Candles, Documentary

THE HOLE IN THE GROUND (SHORT)


1962 DIRECTOR: David Cobham The Hole In The Ground is a colour docudrama, the nearest that I've seen to the chilling 1984 docudrama, Threads, which focuses on the role and procedures of the Royal Observer Corps (British) in the event of a nuclear attack. It is a bit dry, stiff upper lipped and reeks of… Continue reading THE HOLE IN THE GROUND (SHORT)

1950's, 9 Candles, Documentary

THE H-BOMB (SHORT)


1956 DIRECTOR: David Villiers This 22 minute short subject was an information film trying to put into context the dangers and the attitudes needed to survive a nuclear attack in Great Britain, just a year after the Warsaw Pact was signed and the A-Bomb was giving way to the much more powerful Hydrogen, or H-Bomb.… Continue reading THE H-BOMB (SHORT)

1950's, 1960's, Article, cinemascope

CINEMA-SCOPE @ 62


This is the one that stuck! Just a few days shy of a year after the release of the phenomenally successful This Is Cinerama at the end of September 1952, The Robe (1953) ushered in the simpler and more palatable widescreen format, Cinema-scope and one which quickly evolved to become one of the industry standards. Even… Continue reading CINEMA-SCOPE @ 62

1950's, 7 Candles, Documentary

OPERATION HURRICANE (SHORT)


1952 DIRECTOR: Ronald Stark Operation Hurricane is a short subject chronicling in detail, the efforts made during the early days of the cold war and more importantly, the beginnings of the Nuclear Arms Race, as Great Britain test their first A-bomb in the Indian Ocean. This was it, the Atomic bomb test by Britain as it entered the burgeoning… Continue reading OPERATION HURRICANE (SHORT)