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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Blu-ray review
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Blu-ray review
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Blu-ray review

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Blu-ray review

At the beginning of August Republican Presidential hopeful Donald J. Trump asked a foreign policy adviser that if the US has nuclear weapons “Why can’t we use them?” Comments like this only highlight how relev...
 
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The Bloodstained Butterfly Blu-ray review
The Bloodstained Butterfly Blu-ray review
The Bloodstained Butterfly Blu-ray review

The Bloodstained Butterfly Blu-ray review

The latest Blu-ray and DVD dual format release from Arrow Video presented in gorgeous new 4K transfer is The Bloodstained Butterfly, a relatively little known giallo thriller from Italy. Directed by Duccio Tessari, a director b...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year

The Purge: Election Year

The third entry into The Purge series sees the return of Frank Grillo as Leo Barnes, one of the only characters to make the transition from one film to the next. But The Purge: Election Year isn’t about him, but something...
 
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Women in Love Blu-ray Review
Women in Love Blu-ray Review
Women in Love Blu-ray Review

Women in Love Blu-ray Review

One of the extras on the new BFI release, Women in Love explains that a film set in the past (or in the future for that matter) tells us more about the time we live in than the time is supposed to be set. This is certainly true...
 

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The Complete Buster Keaton Blu-ray Review
The Complete Buster Keaton Blu-ray Review
The Complete Buster Keaton Blu-ray Review

The Complete Buster Keaton Blu-ray Review

Breaking it down I would argue that there are two giants among the myriad of silent comedians. The word genius is probably a moniker that it is used all too readily, but this title can certainly be levelled at the likes of Char...
 
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The Killing Joke Blu-ray Review
The Killing Joke Blu-ray Review
The Killing Joke Blu-ray Review

The Killing Joke Blu-ray Review

Finally Warner Animation has got round to doing The Killing Joke. Many of the well known Batman graphics novels have been covered including Year One and the Dark Knight returns. Both of which say the animation style adopt the s...
 

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Akenfield Blu-ray Review
Akenfield Blu-ray Review
Akenfield Blu-ray Review

Akenfield Blu-ray Review

Akenfield is a state of mind and a rare gem of a film. What initially starts as a seemingly dull picture with non-professional actors becomes a gently hypnotic drama. It is a bucolic pastoral based off a 1969 novel by Ronald Bl...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Jason Bourne Review
Jason Bourne Review
Jason Bourne Review

Jason Bourne Review

It’s been close to a decade since we last saw Matt Damon in the role. He insisted (and probably quite rightly) that he wasn’t going to come back without director Paul Greengrass. And we do get both back, and both are wanting to...
 

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Star Trek Beyond Review
Star Trek Beyond Review
Star Trek Beyond Review

Star Trek Beyond Review

Star Trek hits its 50th anniversary this year and thankfully they have a good Star trek film with which to celebrate. JJ Abrams has left the Director’s chair, although clearly never letting go of any franchise he gets his claws...
 
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Cocoon Blu-ray review
Cocoon Blu-ray review
Cocoon Blu-ray review

Cocoon Blu-ray review

Following in the wake of the 1970s, the Star Wars phenomenon and the likes of wunderkind directors Steven Spielberg the science-fiction film genre headed in a direction targeted at family audiences that would also appeal to adu...
 

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Queen of Earth Blu-ray review
Queen of Earth Blu-ray review
Queen of Earth Blu-ray review

Queen of Earth Blu-ray review

Alex Ross Perry is a director who has been feted by Eureka! who, despite only having made a couple of low budget indie films went out on a limb with Listen Up Philip released last year and released it on their Masters of Cinema...
 
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Ghostbusters Review
Ghostbusters Review
Ghostbusters Review

Ghostbusters Review

We can talk about the online trolls, the backlash to the announcement two years ago, the venomous hate that seeped out of Twitter and cascaded around everything surrounding this release. We can mention how the world is unfair a...
 

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The Ox Bow Incident Blu-ray review
The Ox Bow Incident Blu-ray review
The Ox Bow Incident Blu-ray review

The Ox Bow Incident Blu-ray review

Westerns had, and for some still have a simplistic moral of good guys against bad guys and the frontier with its rules of engagement (or lack of) where the gun rules. These are still rules that hold sway in the USA today. Just ...
 
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That Cold Day in the Park Blu-ray review
That Cold Day in the Park Blu-ray review
That Cold Day in the Park Blu-ray review

That Cold Day in the Park Blu-ray review

A recent release by Eureka! in their Masters of Cinema series is a relatively little known and dare I say smaller offering from cinema maestro Robert Altman. That Cold Day in the Park was a film made in 1969 and its style is ve...
 

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Highlander 30th Anniversary Blu-ray

Highlander comes to Blu-ray again, this time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the films release – but also to provide us with a 4K restoration of the film. Highlander in its tenure spawned no less than 4 sequels, an animate...
 
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Sound Track Review Round-up
Sound Track Review Round-up
Sound Track Review Round-up

Sound Track Review Round-up

Independence Day: Resurgence  Sadly David Arnold does not return from the first film to conutine scoring duties on this 20 year in the wai sequel. Instead we get Thomas Wander and Harold Kloser taking over. And if anything they...
 

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Enemy Mine Blu-ray Review

Wolfgang Peterson is one of the few directors to work within the studio system who worked across a broad scope of genre films. But back in the 80’s he made his way step by step out of Europe. Das Boot garnered him some serious ...
 
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Richard III Blu-ray Review
Richard III Blu-ray Review
Richard III Blu-ray Review

Richard III Blu-ray Review

Richard Loncraine and Ian McKellen’s 1930’s set adaptation of Shakespeare’s villainous classic (probably in the best form it’s ever come on film) arrives on Blu-ray. It has been restored and comes with a fair amount of suppleme...
 

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Triple 9  Review
Triple 9  Review
Triple 9  Review

Triple 9  Review

The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus, Captain America’s Falcon Anthony Mackie, Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, The Hunger Game’s Woody Harrleson and Titanic’s Kate Winslet. And it’s a heist movie of sorts? Sounds like a blast! Of course...
 
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The Nice Guys Review
The Nice Guys Review
The Nice Guys Review

The Nice Guys Review

Shane Black is back in style once again – and not like anyone had any doubts that he could pull off an R-rated mismatched buddy movie with investigative powers. Yes here he is back in the same old well again – and as usual maki...
 

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Journey to the Shore Blu-ray review
Journey to the Shore Blu-ray review
Journey to the Shore Blu-ray review

Journey to the Shore Blu-ray review

Japanese director Kyoshi Kurosawa (no relation to the more famous Akira Kurosawa) has made something of a career with ghost stories. While his earlier films such as Cure (1997), the genuinely scary Pulse (2001) and Retribution ...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
X-Men: Apocalpyse Review
X-Men: Apocalpyse Review
X-Men: Apocalpyse Review

X-Men: Apocalpyse Review

“I think we can all agree that the third film in any franchise is the worst” utters Jean Gray, a direct stab at X-Men: The Last Stand, the much maligned third film from when director Bryan Singer first bowed out fro...
 

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Creed Blu-ray Review
Creed Blu-ray Review
Creed Blu-ray Review

Creed Blu-ray Review

  Rocky fans jaws hit the floor in disbelief when Stallone had to nerve to announce a “spin-off” movie based on the son of Rocky’s first opponent Apollo Creed. And this wasn’t too long after he seemed to have closed the bo...
 
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Three Amigos Blu-ray Review
Three Amigos Blu-ray Review
Three Amigos Blu-ray Review

Three Amigos Blu-ray Review

101 have picked up the distribution rights to this 80’s comedy classic.  And by that we mean the audience loved it that saw it, it picked up points on video and DVD and has since gone on to become a well loved classic that maga...
 

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Spotlight Review
Spotlight Review
Spotlight Review

Spotlight Review

The film managed to take the Screenplay and best picture award. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams head up the cast about the exposure by Spotlight (a section of a leading Boston newspaper) that exposed truths behi...
 
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The Sign Of Four And The Hound Of The Baskervilles Blu-ray Reviews
The Sign Of Four And The Hound Of The Baskervilles Blu-ray Reviews
The Sign Of Four And The Hound Of The Baskervilles Blu-ray Reviews

The Sign Of Four And The Hound Of The Baskervilles Blu-ray Reviews

Second Sight are releasing two Sherlock Holmes films in both Blu-ray and DVD formats. The two films released, among many adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s eponymous and iconic hero detective are two 1983 TV movies T...
 

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The Wonder Years Deluxe Edition Review
The Wonder Years Deluxe Edition Review
The Wonder Years Deluxe Edition Review

The Wonder Years Deluxe Edition Review

The Wonder years complete boxset comes to DVD this month – and it’s a whopper! 26 discs make up for this 6 season deluxe edition. All 115 episodes are present and correct, the entire music back catalogue from the original broad...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Captain America: Civil War Review
Captain America: Civil War Review
Captain America: Civil War Review

Captain America: Civil War Review

Into Phase 3 we plunge with the third of the Captain America movies, a very lose adaptation of the Civil War comic series. The heart of that conflict (Cap vs. Iron Man) is installed here in a modified story structure, but the e...
 

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Green Room Review
Green Room Review
Green Room Review

Green Room Review

Director Jeremy Saulnier delivers another solid effort after the much acclaimed Blue Ruin a couple of years back. Green Room is another nail biting tension brewer that gives way to shocking and sudden visceral violence. A small...
 
Film Reviews
 
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Soundtrack Review
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Soundtrack Review
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Soundtrack Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Soundtrack Review

There hasn’t been many subtle things about Hans Zimmer’s work in recent years. Chart back to the trailer blazing and blaring notes from inception, and then his recent fad for Taiko drums and it’s all be a thunderous headache of...