1966 DIRECTOR: Leslie H. Martinson Contains spoilers! "Some days, you just can't get rid of a bomb." Before the Frank Miller's Dark Knight, there was the Caped Crusader; The founding member of the Dynamic Duo, Batman and his ward, the Boy Wonder, Robin. In order to promote the series, after Batman's first season, a theatrical … Continue reading BATMAN: THE MOVIE (1966) – REVIEW
1926 DIRECTOR: Albert Parker Two Tone Technicolor in all its glory! This is it. The first widely distributed Technicolor movie back before we even had sound. This was hardly the first foray into colour, in fact colour almost goes as far back as film itself, as does sound, but it was not until the mid-1920's … Continue reading THE BLACK PIRATE (1926) – REVIEW
1932 DIRECTOR: Norman McLeod "I married your mother because I wanted children. Imagine my disappointment when you arrived." The penultimate Marx Brothers film as their time with Paramount was drawing to a close, Horse Feathers was possible one the their most anarchic entries. The paper thin plot revolving around building a football team at the … Continue reading HORSE FEATHERS (MARX BROTHERS) (1932) – REVIEW
2018 DIRECTOR: J.A. Bayona Contains spoilers! This is NOT Jurassic Park and nor should it be. Let us just get one thing straight: This is NOT Jurassic Park and as the tagline goes, "The park is gone!". And it is about time too. As many of you will know, Jurassic Park (1993) is pretty much my … Continue reading JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (3D) (2018) – REVIEW
1933 DIRECTOR: Leo McCarey "You're a brave man. Go and break through the lines. And remember, while you're out there risking your life and limb through shot and shell, we'll be in be in here thinking what a sucker you are" Rufus T. Firefly And the one liners just keep on coming... Here we have … Continue reading DUCK SOUP (MARX BROTHERS) (1933) – REVIEW
1929 DIRECTOR: G.W. Pabst Contains spoliers! "The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her." (IMDb Synopsis) Back in selected cinamas now in the UK, Pandora's Box was one of the last films of the silent era, a period of transition … Continue reading PANDORA’S BOX (1929) – REVIEW (Die Büchse der Pandora)
VUE just seemed to be going through the motions and getting this pesky re-release of what they seemed to consider an 'artsy fartsy' film out of the way so that they could concentrate on trying save Solo: A Star Wars Story from in inevitable failure.