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The Bruce Lee Retrospective Link List
The Bruce Lee Retrospective Link List
The Bruce Lee Retrospective Link List

The Bruce Lee Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: 1. The Big Boss 2. Fist of Fury 3. Way of the Dragon 4. Enter the Dragon 5. Game of Death 6. Bruce Lee Podcast
 
Carpenter
 
The Carpenter Retrospective Link List
The Carpenter Retrospective Link List
The Carpenter Retrospective Link List

The Carpenter Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: Dark Star Assault on Precinct 1 Halloween The Fog Escape from New York The Thing Christine Starman Big Trouble in Little China Prince of Darkness They Live Me...
 

Bond
 
The Bond Retrospective Link List
The Bond Retrospective Link List
The Bond Retrospective Link List

The Bond Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: Dr No From Russia with Love Goldfinger Thunderball You Only Live Twice On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Diamonds Are Forever Live and Let Die The Man wit...
 
Directors
 
The Scorsese Retrospective Link List
The Scorsese Retrospective Link List
The Scorsese Retrospective Link List

The Scorsese Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: Who’s That Knocking at My Door Boxcar Bertha Mean Streets Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Taxi Driver New York, New York Raging Bull The King of C...
 

Directors
 
The Spielberg Retrospective Link List
The Spielberg Retrospective Link List
The Spielberg Retrospective Link List

The Spielberg Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: Duel   The Sugarland Express  Jaws  Close Encounters of the Third Kind   1941   Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark   E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial  I...
 
Disney
 
The Pixar Retrospective Link List
The Pixar Retrospective Link List
The Pixar Retrospective Link List

The Pixar Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: Toy Story A Bug’s Life Toy Story 2 Monsters, Inc. Finding Nemo The Incredibles Cars Ratatouille WALL-E Up Toy Story 3 Cars 2
 

Craven
 
The Craven Retrospective Link List
The Craven Retrospective Link List
The Craven Retrospective Link List

The Craven Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: The Last House on the Left The Hills Have Eyes Deadly Blessing Swamp Thing A Nightmare on Elm Street The Hills Have Eyes Part II Deadly Friend The Serpent and...
 
Disney
 
The Disney Retrospective Link List
The Disney Retrospective Link List
The Disney Retrospective Link List

The Disney Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pinocchio Fantasia Dumbo Bambi Saludos Amigos Three Caballeros, TheThe Three Caballeros Make Mine Music Fun and Fancy Free Mel...
 

Directors
 
The Eastwood Retrospective Link List
The Eastwood Retrospective Link List
The Eastwood Retrospective Link List

The Eastwood Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: A Fistful of Dollars For A few Dollars More The good, the Bad and the Ugly Hang ‘Em high Coogan’s Bluff Where Eagles Dare Paint Your Wagon Two Mul...
 
Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #125 - Bruce Lee
Filmwerk Podcast #125 - Bruce Lee
Filmwerk Podcast #125 - Bruce Lee

Filmwerk Podcast #125 – Bruce Lee

Ben Pegley and Steven Hurst cover the short but prosperous career of martial arts legend Bruce Lee. A man who needs no further introduction to cinema lovers. Bruce Lee Play Now | Play in Popup | Download
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Game of Death
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Game of Death
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Game of Death

Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Game of Death

Welcome one and all, to the fifth (and final), Bruce Lee movie retrospective. A moment’s silence please…. If you have followed this series through from the beginning, then I thank you so much for your time (and staying po...
 
Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Enter The Dragon
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Enter The Dragon
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Enter The Dragon

Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Enter The Dragon

OK, we have now made it to a very important moment in Bruce Lee’s film career, as we come to perhaps (and it’s definitely contentious among fans), the crowning glory of Bruce Lee’s dazzling, albeit, tragically short...
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Way Of The Dragon
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Way Of The Dragon
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Way Of The Dragon

Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Way Of The Dragon

When the subject of doing these retrospectives came up at Filmwerk Towers, I immediately began mentally sketching out each film. It quickly became apparent that even though I had my favourites among my favourites; I was going t...
 
Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Fist Of Fury
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Fist Of Fury
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Fist Of Fury

Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Fist Of Fury

Well, here we are again; fresh from the fairly lengthy business of not only introducing this series of retrospectives, but discussing ground zero, numero uno movie The Big Boss, we now move our focus on to Bruce Lee’s sec...
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: The Big Boss
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: The Big Boss
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: The Big Boss

Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: The Big Boss

Part 1: Introductions Welcome one and all to this series of retrospectives focused on the feature films of the late great martial arts legend; Bruce Lee. I was born the year Lee’s action debut The Big Boss, came out in Ho...
 
Action Heroes
 
The Expendables 2 Review
The Expendables 2 Review
The Expendables 2 Review

The Expendables 2 Review

  With a crash bang and a fair few wallops, Expendables 2 explodes onto screens with the return of Barney Ross (Stallone) and his mismatched team of professionals. Sent on a mission by the mysterious Mr Church (Willis) the...
 

Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #26 Retrospective: Statham
Filmwerk Podcast #26 Retrospective: Statham
Filmwerk Podcast #26 Retrospective: Statham

Filmwerk Podcast #26 Retrospective: Statham

Fully hair headed, Steven Hurst and Staham stalker, Suzanne King tackle the filmography of the Stath only to find themselves talking about his bald head and his often naked body. Spoilers are bound to pop up. Statham Play Now |...
 
Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #24 Retrospective: Willis
Filmwerk Podcast #24 Retrospective: Willis
Filmwerk Podcast #24 Retrospective: Willis

Filmwerk Podcast #24 Retrospective: Willis

The action just won’t stop here. As part of our action hero retrospective series we look at the king of cool, Bruce Willis and his small contribution to the action genre. Northern ranger, Steven Hurst and mouth from the S...
 

Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #23 Retrospective: Rambo
Filmwerk Podcast #23 Retrospective: Rambo
Filmwerk Podcast #23 Retrospective: Rambo

Filmwerk Podcast #23 Retrospective: Rambo

Not satisfied with their coverage of the Rocky film series,  Steven Hurst and everyone’s favourite talking monkey, Dani Singer, return to look at the Rambo franchise for the Filmwerk action hero retrospective series. Ramb...
 
Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #22 Retrospective: Van Damme
Filmwerk Podcast #22 Retrospective: Van Damme
Filmwerk Podcast #22 Retrospective: Van Damme

Filmwerk Podcast #22 Retrospective: Van Damme

Van Damme gets his slow motion scream on and a few roundhouse kicks in this edition of the action hero retrospective series. Ball kicker, Steven Hurst, is joined this time by sucker puncher, Shane Meekings, as they delve back t...
 

Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #21 Retrospective: Schwarzenegger
Filmwerk Podcast #21 Retrospective: Schwarzenegger
Filmwerk Podcast #21 Retrospective: Schwarzenegger

Filmwerk Podcast #21 Retrospective: Schwarzenegger

We turn our attention to perhaps the most successful of all the action stars in our action hero retrospective series with Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Charting the Austrian Oak’s action movie career and loving it long time is ...
 
Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #19 Retrospective: Rocky (Part 2)
Filmwerk Podcast #19 Retrospective: Rocky (Part 2)
Filmwerk Podcast #19 Retrospective: Rocky (Part 2)

Filmwerk Podcast #19 Retrospective: Rocky (Part 2)

The gloves are off and in this final round we look at the last three Rocky films. Zookeeper, Steven Hurst and resident monkey, Dani Singer make it to the final bell with their thoughts of the tail end of the series. Rocky Part ...
 

Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #18 Retrospective: Rocky (Part 1)
Filmwerk Podcast #18 Retrospective: Rocky (Part 1)
Filmwerk Podcast #18 Retrospective: Rocky (Part 1)

Filmwerk Podcast #18 Retrospective: Rocky (Part 1)

We start our action hero retrospective podcast season with a look at the first  three Rocky movies. Lord of the jungle, Steven Hurst and King of the swingers, Dani Singer get into the facts behind why Sylvester Stallone is such...
 
Caine
 
Icons - Caine: Harry Brown
Icons - Caine: Harry Brown
Icons - Caine: Harry Brown

Icons – Caine: Harry Brown

The first time I watched Harry Brown I went in blind. All I’d heard was Michael Cain played an OAP vigilante, going up against the annoying rapper Plan B as he tries his hand at acting. With knowledge like this it was a 5...
 

Caine
 
Icons – Caine: Sleuth
Icons – Caine: Sleuth
Icons – Caine: Sleuth

Icons – Caine: Sleuth

How quite to approach this remake/reimagining of the Anthony Schaffer play, updated by Harold Pinter? Caine himself, in his book The Elephant to Hollywood, claims that this film is not a remake of the original film. As much as ...
 
Caine
 
Icons - Caine: Quills
Icons - Caine: Quills
Icons - Caine: Quills

Icons – Caine: Quills

  Quills is based on the life and works of legendary filth-monger the Marquis de Sade (played with seductive relish by the always impressive Geoffrey Rush), and is one of Michael Caine’s first films of the 21st century. Althoug...
 

Caine
 
Icons – Caine: The Cider House Rules
Icons – Caine: The Cider House Rules
Icons – Caine: The Cider House Rules

Icons – Caine: The Cider House Rules

  I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love Michael Caine. He’s a British institution, a saarf London boy done good. His career spans half a century and in that time he’s been awarded two Academy Awards, the second of which was for ...
 
Caine
 
Icons – Caine: The Muppet’s Christmas Carol
Icons – Caine: The Muppet’s Christmas Carol
Icons – Caine: The Muppet’s Christmas Carol

Icons – Caine: The Muppet’s Christmas Carol

Everyone loves a good Christmas film right? There’s nothing better to put you in the Christmas mood than snuggling down on the sofa and watching Miracle on 34th Street, Elf or Home Alone. There’s a certain kind of person in my ...
 

Caine
 
Icons - Caine: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Icons - Caine: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Icons - Caine: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Icons – Caine: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opens with Michael Caine. We never see his face, only his waistline as he carries out a discussion with an also unseen lady acquaintance. The characters move back and forth with only the tone of their vo...
 
Caine
 
Icons - Caine: Hannah And Her Sisters
Icons - Caine: Hannah And Her Sisters
Icons - Caine: Hannah And Her Sisters

Icons – Caine: Hannah And Her Sisters

In 1986 Michael Caine won an Oscar for his performance in Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters, but his commitment to the filming of Jaws: the Revenge prevented him from collecting the award in person. Jaws: the Revenge ranks a...