2010's, 2017, Drama, Historical, Steven Spielberg

THE POST (2017) – REVIEW


Somewhat misleading image, which is Not from the film... 2017 DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg 75/100 The gentle pacing of this look at the release of not only the Pentagon Papers, but the reaffirment of press freedom in the United States under Nixon's dubious leadership, is typical of what we have come to expect from Steven Spielberg… Continue reading THE POST (2017) – REVIEW

1960's, 2010's, 7 Candles, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Comic Book, Historical, Marvel Comics, Science Fiction, Thriller, War

QUICK REVIEWS – WEEK ENDING 7/7/18


...and the films which I have seen this week are... This week was a very light week for me, the sun shining, the World Cup and Wimbledon taking me away from the big screen, but here are the 2 film which I can honestly say that I sat down to watch properly... BLACK PANTHER (2017)… Continue reading QUICK REVIEWS – WEEK ENDING 7/7/18

1920's, 7 Candles, Action, Adventure, Historical, silent

THE BLACK PIRATE (1926) – 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

1930's, 7 Candles, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Western

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

1970's, 5 Candles, Drama, Epic, Historical, Romance

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

1990's, 2000's, 9 Candles, Drama, Historical

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

2015, 7 Candles, Drama, Historical

THE IMITATION GAME


2014 DIRECTOR: Morten Tyldum NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? MAYBE Oscar bait. Sorry, maybe not the best way to start a review but this is what is, pure and simple. That is not to say that this is a bad film because it… Continue reading THE IMITATION GAME

2010's, 3D, 7 Candles, Action, Adventure, Drama, Epic, Historical, Ridley Scott, War

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS


2014 DIRECTOR: Ridley Scott May Contain Spoilers! CINEMA REVIEW Will we be adding this to our collection? YES With poor reviews and the fact that I already had my doubts about this project, my expectations were decidedly low about Ridley Scott's interpretation of the biblical epic of Moses and the Israelite Exodus. But the reviews… Continue reading EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

1970's, 8 Candles, Drama, Historical, Thriller

THE HINDENBURG


1975 DIRECTOR: Robert Wise May Contain Spoilers! 1975 was the mid-point for the decade which mastered the disaster movie, but many critics, almost all who reviewed this, felt that the only disaster on-screen here, was the film itself. Robert Wise is a masterful film-maker, with an attention to detail and a catalogue of classic movies… Continue reading THE HINDENBURG

10 Candles, 1950's, Action, Drama, Epic, Historical, Romance

THE ROBE ~ 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF CINEMASCOPE


1953 DIRECTOR: Henry Koster May Contain Spoilers! Today we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of The Robe's U.S. Premier and the birth of Cinemascope, the grandfather of the modern widescreen formats which we use today. It was on this day, 16th Sepetember 1953 that The Robe responded to the Cinerama Process with its own Cinemascope format,… Continue reading THE ROBE ~ 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF CINEMASCOPE