The Culpepper Cattle Co. is an interesting revisionist western to come out during the early '70s, when the rules of the western were being rewritten by filmmakers like Robert Altman and of course Sam Peckinpah. It's actually a coming of story which is rare with in the genre with the recent Slow West being another … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – The Culpepper Cattle Co.
I had the great pleasure of talking to Stephen Woolley to tie in with the Blu-Ray re-release of The Crying Game which is still his most successful film. It became a surprise smash hit in the US after a disappointing UK release partly due to the marketing job by Miramax to sell it as a "sexy … Continue reading Stephen Woolley Interview – The Crying Game, The Palace Years & Brexit
Directed by Ken Loach and written by Paul Laverty, who has penned most of Loach’s films since acting in Land and Freedom, I, Daniel Blake was a big hit at Cannes and had a surprisingly strong showing in UK cinemas as well. It’s Loach’s first film set in the North East, which is surprising given … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review- I, Daniel Blake
Glengarry Glen Ross may have more testosterone than any film ever made. The cast famously called it “Death of a Fucking Salesman,” in reference to its obvious inspiration and its expletive-laden dialogue. Alec Baldwin’s character has arrived to motivate a group of salesmen who have been pitted against each other to get one of just … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Glengarry Glen Ross
Finding Forrester is a strange one in the career of Gus Van Sant who needed to bounce back after the critically mauling of his shot for shot remake of Hitchock's classic masterpiece Psycho. Gus' decision to remake Psycho was basically a total pisstake on the concept of remakes. Finding Forrestor is very similar to Van Sant's Good … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Finding Forrester