DVD Review – Ingrid Bergman In Her Own Words

Ingrid Bergman In Her Own Words is an astonishing treasure trove of home movies shot by glamorous Swedish born movie star Ingrid Bergman. This is mixed in with correspondence and of course clips of the star's films as well. The film is narrated by Alicia Vikander who reads from Bergman's correspondence which are letters and diaries. Vikander [...]

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Blu-Ray Review – Fedora

Fedora remains the most divisive film in Billy Wilder's back catalogue. Some consider it a late period masterpiece while others consider it a poor retread of his success with Sunset Boulevard. The truth is closer to the middle but it remains ones of Wilder's most endlessly fascinating films which predates a lot of what David Lynch [...]

Blu-Ray Review – The Commitments

The Commitments isn't just that cd you find in every charity shop across the UK. It was a highly popular film that came out in 1991 that was directed by Alan Parker. It was a kind of return to the British filmmaking for Alan Parker who had worked almost exclusively in the US for the [...]

Blu-Ray Review – Carmen Jones

Carmen Jones is undeniably an important film in the depiction of African-Americans on-screen, it was the first mainstream film to have an all-black cast after all. However from the first moment to the last you can't help my think how far we have come in the 60+ years since its initial release. Harry Belafonte even [...]