Blu-Ray Review – The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon fits that dreaded phrase, “the feelgood hit of the year.” It’s a Huckleberry Finn-like adventure set in North Carolina. The film ended up becoming a kind of sleeper hit in the States last year, but it sadly didn’t do very well during its very limited release in the UK, because when … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – The Peanut Butter Falcon

Blu-Ray Review – The Sons of Denmark

As the name suggests, The Sons of Denmark is a Danish movie. It’s a dystopian tale set in 2025, with right-wing populism on the rise in Denmark. It starts with a bombing in Copenhagen that is blamed on Muslim terrorists. One year later, it looks like right-wing nationalist politician Martin Nordahl (Rasmus Bjerg) is going … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – The Sons of Denmark

Blu-Ray Review – Fail Safe (1964)

Fail Safe is one of Sidney Lumet's earlier notable films. He cut his teeth on TV plays for Playhouse 90, Kraft Television Theatre and Studio One, and at that time made the extremely controversial The Sacco-Vanzetti Story for NBC. He started making features alongside the TV plays, and it's no coincidence that his first feature, the magnificent 12 Angry Men, was an … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Fail Safe (1964)