THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY (1955) – REVIEW


1955 DIRECTOR: Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock's attempt at comedy; Blackest of black, certainly for the time in which this was shot, The Trouble With Harry is that like the majority of comedy vehicles, its shelf life was inevitably limited. The film's most notable boast is that it introduced Shirley MacLaine to the big screen in her … Continue reading THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY (1955) – REVIEW

BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)


2014 DIRECTOR: Alejandro G. Iñárrit May contain spoilers! Taking the awards season by storm in 2014/2015, Birdman is a film which is launching an unremitting assault on modern cinema, as well as the cult of celebrity. It all begin with the casting of Michael Keaton, who let us face it, has not really reached the potential … Continue reading BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)

HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (SCENT OF MYSTERY) (CINERAMA)


1960 (Scent Of Mystery ~ 70mm/Smell-o-vision) 1962 (Holiday In Spain ~ (3-Strip & 70mm Cinerama) DIRECTOR: Jack Cardiff Contains spoilers!!! Where to start with this one. Beginning life with one supposedly revolutionary process, as the Smell-o-vision 70mm extravaganza in 1960, it would end up being re-cut into the then flailing widescreen format of Cinerama in … Continue reading HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (SCENT OF MYSTERY) (CINERAMA)

FILM OF THE MONTH ~ OCTOBER 2015


"Are we back?" "We're back" replied Doc Brown, but he was referring to 1985 after Marty and Doc's trip to October 2015, but this month saw US arrive on that "future" date, a date that has now slipped peacefully into the past. The buzz surrounding this fictional interpretation of the future has been as fascinating … Continue reading FILM OF THE MONTH ~ OCTOBER 2015

BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY


 1985, 1989 & 1990 DIRECTOR: Robert Zemekis May contain spoilers! Whist last Wednesday, we celebrated what was dubbed Back To The Future Day on social media, the 21st of October 2015 was the day that Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travelled to when they went 30 years into the future … Continue reading BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY

HOT SHOTS! PART DEUX


1993 DIRECTOR: Jim Abrahams May contain spoilers! Last time it was Top Gun (1986), this it is Rambo (1982), with every other action movie up to that point thrown in for good measure, oh and of course we must not forget Casablanca (1943)! Star Wars (1977) is in there, Sea Hunt, the only surprise being … Continue reading HOT SHOTS! PART DEUX

HOT SHOTS!


1991 DIRECTOR: Jim Abrahams May contain spoilers! It is always difficult to know where to start with a good, let alone a great comedy such as this. Jim Abrahams made name along with David and Jerry Zucker Airplane! (1980), went on to do the short lived TV show Police Squad (1982), then revived Police Squad and gave it … Continue reading HOT SHOTS!