Hell Drivers – Blu-Ray Review

Hell Drivers is a film about lorry drivers in the late 1950s, heavily influenced by Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Wages of Fear, which came out a few years earlier and was a smash hit across Europe (it was trimmed down for the US market). Tom (Stanley Baker) is a criminal just released from prison and in search … Continue reading Hell Drivers – Blu-Ray Review

Arrival – Blu-Ray Review

Arrival is the latest film by Denis Villeneuve, whose body of work over the last four years has been extraordinary. Villeneuve is currently directing Bladerunner 2049, following on from Prisoners, Enemy and Sicario. Based on “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang, it stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forrest Whittaker and concerns what would … Continue reading Arrival – Blu-Ray Review

The Light Between Oceans – Blu-Ray Review

Light Between Oceans is the latest film from director Derek Cianfrance, who previously made one of the greatest films of the decade, Blue Valentine. He followed it up with The Place Beyond the Pines, a crime drama that somehow managed to contain an epic scope with a contained narrative and Schenectady location. Although Cianfrance’s background … Continue reading The Light Between Oceans – Blu-Ray Review

The Anderson Tapes – Blu-Ray Review

Directed by Sidney Lumet, The Anderson Tapes is a heist film dealing with surveillance long before that became a hot topic. The fact that it’s pre-Watergate is even more interesting. The film is one of several collaborations between Lumet and Sean Connery. It follows Connery’s character, Duke Anderson, when he gets out of prison and … Continue reading The Anderson Tapes – Blu-Ray Review