The Party – Blu-Ray Review

No, it's not that smug middle-class wankery that is out in cinemas now by Sally Potter. This is the bonafide absurdist cult classic comedy, starring Peter Sellers at the peak of his genius. It's one of Blake Edwards' finest comedies, and it boggles the mind that Eureka didn't include it in its Masters of Cinema … Continue reading The Party – Blu-Ray Review

Blood Feast – Blu-Ray Review

Blood Feast is the original splatter movie: it came out in 1963, and was deemed to be utterly shocking by critics and the public—but of course it's incredibly tame compared to what’s out there now. Despite the fact that he made dozens of films, it's the one that the director of the film, Herschell Gordon Lewis, … Continue reading Blood Feast – Blu-Ray Review

Redoubtable – London Film Festival Review

Redoubtable is the new film by Michel Hazanavicius, who made audiences fall in love with that dog in the Academy Award-winning The Artist. His new film tackles one of cinema's sacred cows, Jean-Luc Godard, and specifically his Maoist period. It’s a part of his career that really started when he dumped his previous and best muse Anna Karina for … Continue reading Redoubtable – London Film Festival Review