thirst for film

 
 
Random Article

 
Film Reviews
 
 
Cinema Reviews
 
LFF – Bone Tomahawk Review
LFF – Bone Tomahawk Review
LFF – Bone Tomahawk Review

LFF – Bone Tomahawk Review

Kurt Russell is back in western territories for this pulp western story about saving friends from the “savages”. Part road story, part violent exploitation with hints of horror thrown in for good measure. Russell is the small t...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Leatherheads Review
Leatherheads Review
Leatherheads Review

Leatherheads Review

This film directed by George Clooney is perhaps the one he did that the public didn’t turn up for. And it’s a shame as there is a real love and attention to detail put in here – despite his attempts to entertain the crowd. Rene...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Dragnet Review
Dragnet Review
Dragnet Review

Dragnet Review

Hard to believe that Tom Hanks was running around in such broad comedies at the time – and this one was even before his smash hit Big. But here he is with Dan Aykroyd as a mis-matched couple of cops chasing down theft, pornogra...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Fletch Review
Fletch Review
Fletch Review

Fletch Review

Chevy Chase was on top in the 1980’s and Fletch was just one of the franchises that he was attached to. Fletch sees him portray an investigative reporter who is mistaken for a homeless drug addict (because he was working underc...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Happy Gilmore Review
Happy Gilmore Review
Happy Gilmore Review

Happy Gilmore Review

Adam Sandler never quite hit the same heights as he did in the early to late 90’s period – and on the top end of that scale is this Golfing –Comedy Happy Gilmore.  Sandler plays the titular character – a Hockey wannabe who’s be...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Martian Review
The Martian Review
The Martian Review

The Martian Review

Matt Damon plays Mark Watney, the Botanist member of a Mars mission team, who ends up stranded and effectively left for dead after an evacuation procedure. But Watney has survived and then seeks to find a way to survive a whole...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Wild Orchid Review
Wild Orchid Review
Wild Orchid Review

Wild Orchid Review

In 1987 the soft core erotic classic 9½ Weeks starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger became a cult smash – an 80s equivalent of 50 Shades of Grey if you like. It was directed by Zalman King also maker of softcore erotic TV mov...
 
Disc Reviews
 
A Touch Of Zen Review
A Touch Of Zen Review
A Touch Of Zen Review

A Touch Of Zen Review

In October last year Eureka! in their Masters of Cinema series released an early film by leading Chinese martial-arts film director King Hu, Dragons Inn (1967). Hu’s seminal film in the wuxia genre though was A Touch of Z...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Goosebumps Review
Goosebumps Review
Goosebumps Review

Goosebumps Review

L. Stine, author of the bestselling Goosebumps book series, once characterized his work as “scary books that are also funny.” Although any adults in the audience may have a hard time being scared by director Rob Let...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead 25th Anniversary Disc Review
Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead 25th Anniversary Disc Review
Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead 25th Anniversary Disc Review

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead 25th Anniversary Disc Review

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead the film is now 25 years old. Tim Roth and Gary Oldman were young, bright and hungry actors at the time and were very much well matched in this Hamlet-Aside story. The lead characters of co...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Deep Red 4K Re-Master
Deep Red 4K Re-Master
Deep Red 4K Re-Master

Deep Red 4K Re-Master

Arrow already released a very nice edition of Deep Red back in 2012 with a host of extra materials including a commentary track from expert Thomas Rostock, and interview ith Daria Nicolodi, and interview with composer Claudio S...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Straight Outta Compton review
Straight Outta Compton review
Straight Outta Compton review

Straight Outta Compton review

This is the dramatisation of the formation, split and reform of N.W.A in the late 80’s to early 90’s period that saw the launch of the careers of artists such as Ice Cube and Dr Dre. Charting the group’s history together from o...
 

Disc Reviews
 
The Ninja Trilogy Review
The Ninja Trilogy Review
The Ninja Trilogy Review

The Ninja Trilogy Review

In the 1980s there were a handful of action films made revolving around Ninjas specifically rather than generic martial-arts. Perhaps, certainly in the UK the best known was the original of the American Ninja films starring Mic...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Ride Along 2 Review
Ride Along 2 Review
Ride Along 2 Review

Ride Along 2 Review

Ride Along 2 sees Kevin Hart and Ice Cube combine once more in another attempt kick start this lame duck of a buddy cop franchise. Retreading all the same steps of it’s predecessor, as Ben Barber (Hart) is still the thorn...
 

Disc Reviews
 
The Angry Silence Review
The Angry Silence Review
The Angry Silence Review

The Angry Silence Review

In the late 1950s into the early 1960s, lasting for a period of about 5 years what became known as the Kitchen Sink Drama was popular on both the stage and screen. Kitchen Sink dramas films were nearly always made in black and ...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Macbeth Review
Macbeth Review
Macbeth Review

Macbeth Review

Shakespeare hits the big screen again – and in bloody and glorious fashion as well. Michael Fassbender takes the lead role in this lovely looking and bizarre film. The supporting cast on hand is solid throughout. Marion Cotilla...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
The Big Short Review
The Big Short Review
The Big Short Review

The Big Short Review

Adam Mckay takes a slight step away from comedy to stretch some dramatic muscles in this penned and directed film about the crash on 2008. Well… About certain individuals who saw it coming and then had to watch it happen....
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Creed Review
Creed Review
Creed Review

Creed Review

Aware of the need to not only be spoiler free, but also to the point; what follows may for some seem indulgent or unnecessary, but needs must. Rocky V sucked thirteen kinds of balls, and was an even more effective ‘the 80s are ...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
The Hateful Eight Review
The Hateful Eight Review
The Hateful Eight Review

The Hateful Eight Review

Tarantino enters the Blizzard’s of Wyoming and huddles together eight very different individuals post-civil war America in his second Western, and eighth film to date: The Hateful Eight. One of them, John Ruth (Kurt Russell) is...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
In The Heart Of The Sea Review
In The Heart Of The Sea Review
In The Heart Of The Sea Review

In The Heart Of The Sea Review

Ron Howard is back at it with previous collaborator Chris Hemsworth to bring to screen the story which inspired possibly America’s greatest work of fiction, Moby Dick. But In The Heart Of The Sea proves to be Howard’...
 

Disc Reviews
 
The Captive Heart Review
The Captive Heart Review
The Captive Heart Review

The Captive Heart Review

The production schedule of Ealing’s war melodrama The Captive Heart spanned both the actual wart taking place and was concluded in peacetime as principal photography ended after VE Day. It was the first of what was to be severa...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Right off the bat, please be aware that although this review will be reasonably brief and of course spoiler free; the general approach to cinema reviews is to assume that it’s OK to mention any and all details shown in the vari...
 

Disc Reviews
 
The Quiet Man Review
The Quiet Man Review
The Quiet Man Review

The Quiet Man Review

John Ford was an Irish émigré and often surrounded himself with fellow Irish actors in his films, even his westerns were peopled with Irish actors. There was a stock of actors, both leads and regular character actors that he in...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Day Of The Outlaw Review
Day Of The Outlaw Review
Day Of The Outlaw Review

Day Of The Outlaw Review

The latest release from Eureka! is a western that was not rated by critics on its release and was buried among all the other B movie westerns which came out in 1959. The genre of the western, so popular since the silent days be...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Nekromantik 2 Review
Nekromantik 2 Review
Nekromantik 2 Review

Nekromantik 2 Review

With 1987’s Nekromantik, German director Jorg Buttgereit confronted the world with an inventive, challenging and surprisingly elegant statement of purpose. While still banned in over a dozen countries, it’s regard amongst both ...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Gift Review
The Gift Review
The Gift Review

The Gift Review

Joel Edgerton astonishes with his smart, restrained and thoroughly well acted debut movie as a director. Married couple Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) have newly relocated, ready to restart their lives, and with...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Robinson Crusoe On Mars Review
Robinson Crusoe On Mars Review
Robinson Crusoe On Mars Review

Robinson Crusoe On Mars Review

The space race was fully on when Robinson Crusoe on Mars was made in 1964. At the time the Soviet Union had the edge over the United States, while a couple of years previously President John F. Kennedy had increased funding for...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Hobbit Trilogy 3D Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit Trilogy 3D Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit Trilogy 3D Blu-ray Review

The Hobbit Trilogy 3D Blu-ray Review

Finally we get to the end. Much like when the extended edition of The Return Of The King with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, here now we get the final extended trilogy of the Hobbit. The exciting thing about any extended editio...
 

Disc Reviews
 
The Raging Moon Blu-ray Review
The Raging Moon Blu-ray Review
The Raging Moon Blu-ray Review

The Raging Moon Blu-ray Review

Adapted for the screen and directed by Bryan Forbes this adaptation of Peter Marshal’s play dared to show love and romance between two wheelchair bound individuals. But lead Malcolm McDowell plays no hero who has lost the...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Hector Review
Hector Review
Hector Review

Hector Review

The debut feature from director Jake Gavin has many fine qualities, though it’s will likely slip under many a movie-goer’s radar. Which is a shame because Hector is a genuine low budget gem. Peter Mullan portrays the titular He...