THE BIG TRAIL (FOX GRANDEUR) (1930) – REVIEW


1930 DIRECTORS: Raoul Walsh &  Louis R. Loeffler "The Indians are my friends..." Breck Coleman - John Wayne Not exactly a statement that would exemplify the Career of a man rightly or wrongly associated as being the Cowboy of the Cowboy and Indian movies. But there is no doubt that John Wayne was certainly one … Continue reading THE BIG TRAIL (FOX GRANDEUR) (1930) – REVIEW

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

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (3D)


2016 DIRECTOR: Roland Emmerich Twenty years have past since the alien invaders destroyed The White House and one of cinema's most outstanding and timeless special effects was premiered to the world. Two decades have also passed since we, the cinema going public, were exposed to Roland Emmerich's disaster movie meets alien invasion masterpiece. And for … Continue reading INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (3D)

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)

MILLION DOLLAR BABY


2004 DIRECTOR: Clint Eastwood Contain spoilers! What a pleasant surprise this film was. I have put off watching this Oscar winning Eastwood directed movie for years, not being the greatest boxing fan, but this is not really a boxing film. It is a story of family, loss and faith, one which takes a surprising turn … Continue reading MILLION DOLLAR BABY

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

NIXON


1995 - Theatrical Cut 1995/2008 - Expanded Version DIRECTOR: Oliver Stone May contain spoilers! When I first watched this film on VHS back in early 1996, I was nothing short of disappointed. Already being a huge fan of Stones work with JFK (1991), Born On The Fourth Of July (1989) and Platoon (1986), I was … Continue reading NIXON