Blu-Ray Review – Mickey One

Arthur Penn was a solid director who is probably held in higher esteem than he should be, mainly due to Bonnie & Clyde. His best film was the cult detective thriller Night Moves, but Bonnie & Clyde took all the glory for the perception that it changed the shape of Hollywood and what you could see on screen in terms [...]

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Ghost in the Shell 2017 Review

I never really liked the original anime of The Ghost in the Shell from the 1990s, having found it a confusing mess of an anime; it is also a Japanese series. The newest film was mired in a ridiculous amount of controversy over the casting of Scarlett Johanssen as the lead, Major Motoko Kusanagi, who [...]

The Gods Of American Gods

The word ‘seminal’ is a fairly over-used adjective these days but it’s absolutely applicable to Neil Gaiman’s wondrous novel, ‘American Gods’. Telling the story of the Old Gods and the New Gods as they battle for the worship of the American masses, the novel is a story of immigration, religion and folklore as much as [...]

Blu-Ray Review – Sea of Love

No it's not about Trump's inauguration day. Sea of Love is a pretty standard whodunnit with Al Pacino, which he made after his four-year break from filmmaking that followed the big flop that was Revolution. He’s a homicide detective whose wife has left him for one of his fellow officers, he has an alcohol problem, [...]

Blu-Ray Review – Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z is the latest film by James Gray, one of the best directors working today, despite his whining about not earning enough to be able to afford a house in a recent interview with Vulture. The movie tells the extraordinary true story of British adventurer Percival Fawcett who, unlike all of [...]