Book Review – Chasing the Light by Oliver Stone

Chasing the Light is Oliver Stone's first memoir—but probably not his last, given that it ends at the Oscar party for his win of best director/best film for Platoon. Stone's Facebook page has had various promotional blurbs from his contemporaries, and Paul Schrader's sums up the book very well "Oliver Stone's story is the story of … Continue reading Book Review – Chasing the Light by Oliver Stone

Blu-Ray Review – Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

The long-awaited third instalment of the Bill & Ted series is on the horizon, so it's natural that the first and probably best (so far), Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, will get the remastered special edition treatment. Bill & Ted are very much a pair that fills the gap between Cheech & Chong and Kevin … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Blu-Ray Review – The Lady Eve

1941 was a very good year for Preston Sturges: he released The Lady Eve and what is probably his masterpiece, Sullivan's Travels, although I have a special fondness for the extremely dark Unfaithfully Yours. In the same year she starred in The Lady Eve, Barbara Stanwyck also had leading roles in Meet John Doe and Ball of Fire, and before the year … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – The Lady Eve