Who? is an early-‘70s paranoid thriller oddity. Elliot Gould stars, having made the film more or less back-to-back with Robert Altman's California Split. The two movies couldn’t be more different in quality, and the always-wonderful Trevor Howard co-stars as a Russian general. It wasn't released in the UK till a TV showing in 1979 (there may … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Who?
Track 29 is the film that signals the decline of Nicolas Roeg's career into '90s television movie obscurity. Despite its excellent cast, it's a complete failure in almost every regard, although its unhinged bizarreness gives it a curiosity factor. It's based on a 1970s television play from The Singing Detective scribe Dennis Potter, and it … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Track 29
Destroyer came out at the tail end of January, and was up against both The Mule and Vice to grab box-office receipts that week. The film had a smaller release than both of those much bigger films, but I luckily caught it at the Cineworld Bradford before it disappeared the following week. Despite the star … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Destroyer
I’ve always felt that Richard Lester’s reputation as a director is a little unearned. I have a serious hatred of all things Beatles, but I do reluctantly admit that A Hard Day's Night is a bit of a classic. He is best remembered for his '60s work, but if you watch The Knack ...and How … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – How I Won The War
Badlands was Terrence Malick’s debut film—a movie that came out of nowhere and made a massive impact on audiences and the film industry. It had some negative reviews at the time, but for the most part it was an instant critical and cult favourite. That can be put down to the fact that it’s simply … Continue reading “Sometimes I wished I could fall asleep and be taken off to some magical land” – Badlands Review