THE WICKER MAN (1973) – REVIEW


  1973 DIRECTOR: Robin Hardy "Come. It is time to keep your appointment with the Wicker Man." Though we never even lay eyes on it until the final few moments of the film, the Wicker Man, both as pagan image and classic horror flick, has become an icon of the genre. But if you are … Continue reading THE WICKER MAN (1973) – REVIEW

CALIGULA (1979) – REVIEW


1979 ORIGINAL UNCUT VERSION DIRECTORS: Tinto Brass (Principle) & Bob Guccione & Glo Luiiancar (Additional Footage) May contain spoilers! I was left literally speechless after watching this. What is it? Is it a porn film? Is it a period drama? Is it an art house extravaganza? Well, for certain, it is the one of the most obscene … Continue reading CALIGULA (1979) – REVIEW

EMPIRE OF DREAMS: THE STORY OF THE STAR WARS TRILOGY (TV DOCUMENTARY)


2004 DIRECTOR: Edith Becker & Kevin Burns May contain spoilers! Empire Of Dreams first appeared as a bonus disc on the 2004 Original Star Wars Trilogy Boxset and charts in detail, George Lucas' journey of bringing Star Wars to the big screen and in less detail, that of its two sequels. This is an insightful look … Continue reading EMPIRE OF DREAMS: THE STORY OF THE STAR WARS TRILOGY (TV DOCUMENTARY)

A QUOTE FROM GEORGE LUCAS…


"People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or an exercise of power are barbarians." George Lucas speaking against the colourisation of films back in 1988. One year later, the Library of Congress requested an original negative of Star Wars (1977) for preservation but he would refuse to provide … Continue reading A QUOTE FROM GEORGE LUCAS…

STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL


1978 STINKER! DIRECTOR: Steve Binder CONTAINS SPOILERS! Where to start with this, one of Cinema's most infamous television tie-ins and one which has continually re-surfaced after over 30 years of trying to bury it. In 1978, just over a year since the phenomenon that was Star Wars had taken cinemas and the world by storm, … Continue reading STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL

DEATH WISH


1974 DIRECTOR: Michael Winner May contain spoilers! The film that Charles Bronson is probably best known for, Death Wish is an undisputed classic from the 1970's. Spawning three sequels, we follow mild-mannered middle-class architect, Paul Kersey (Bronson) as he turns into a vigilante after the rape of his daughter (Kathleen Tolan) and the murder of … Continue reading DEATH WISH

THE GODFATHER (REVISITED)


1972 DIRECTOR: Francis Ford Coppola May Contain Spoilers! I first watched The Godfather on VHS back in the late 90's, determined as a teenager, to see what all the fuss was about. I finally reviewed the film a couple of years ago but for some reason, which is still beyond me, underrated it. I have … Continue reading THE GODFATHER (REVISITED)

TAXI DRIVER (1976) – REVIEW


1976 DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese May contain Spoilers! This is a bit of tough one. Almost four decades on from Taxi Driver's initial release, we are looking at a film which was no doubt a ground-breaking achievement back in 1976. The tone is adolescent Scorsese, still on his way towards perfecting his now iconic style of … Continue reading TAXI DRIVER (1976) – REVIEW