Interview With Mark Kermode

Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo recently did one of their Movie Doctors shows in Leeds. The show was their typical irreverent form of banter between the two which is on Friday afternoons on Radio Live 5. They did it before on Radio 1 on the '90s but it didn't become as big as it did till [...]

Blu-Ray Review – Napoleon

We are living in a golden age of retrospectives and home video releases. Abel Gance's Napoleon has been near impossible to see except in rare theatrical screenings, there was a VHS release of the shorter cut assembled by Francis Ford Coppola and a Australian DVD of that cut as well. However BFI's Blu-Ray and theatrical release [...]

Blu-Ray Review – The Hired Hand

Peter Fonda had just starred in and co-wrote Easy Rider which captured the counterculture zeitgeist but also was an enormous box-office hit worldwide. Fonda had the itching to direct and his directorial debut The Hired Hand one of the many films Universal Pictures bankrolled for young directors. Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie and Monte Hellman's Two-Lane [...]