Croupier – UHD Review

Croupier marks a sadly short-lived comeback for perhaps Britain's greatest director of neo-noir, Mike Hodges, who can claim that title simply for Get Carter if for nothing else. Croupier was his first feature in nine years after his most underrated and probably second-best film, Black Rainbow, just came and went. Film4 commissioned Hodges to make the film, and it's completely … Continue reading Croupier – UHD Review

Mad God – Blu-Ray Review

Mad God was directed by Phil Tippett, a legendary visual effects artist who worked on the original Star Wars trilogy, Jurassic Park, RoboCop, and Starship Troopers (as well as directing its TV-film sequel). You may not know his work by name, but you’ve seen loads of it—he’s an absolute master, who invented Go-Motion, his own … Continue reading Mad God – Blu-Ray Review

The Driver – UHD Review

The Driver was Walter Hill's second film as a director after, in his own words, the "moderately successful" Hard Times. Hill had already made a name for himself in Hollywood as a screenwriter, especially for his script for Sam Peckinpah's film The Getaway (which, at the insistence of star Steve McQueen, stupidly cut out the ending from the book—which … Continue reading The Driver – UHD Review

The Power of the Dog – Blu-Ray Review

The Power of the Dog was for the longest time last year's front-runner for Best Picture at the Oscars. Bafflingly, CODA seemed to become the favourite in the last week and amazingly won for what isn't that far removed from a Disney Channel movie. However, neither film should've been in the conversation when Nightmare Alley, Licorice Pizza and Dune were clearly the … Continue reading The Power of the Dog – Blu-Ray Review