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Daydream Believer: John Schlesinger’s Billy Liar (1963) – Blu-ray review

Daydream Believer: John Schlesinger’s Billy Liar (1963) – Blu-ray review

Schlesinger’s masterpiece was a key formative influence… and, amazingly, it continues to be even now. The dream is more complex, but..

April 29, 2013 with 0 Comments
Simon Kinnear reviews Simon Killer

Simon Kinnear reviews Simon Killer

Only two Ns and an A away from my name, but a world apart in terms of mood and characterisation. At least, I hope so. Simon Killer (Antonio..

April 11, 2013 with 0 Comments
Medieval Madness: rewatching the Evil Dead trilogy part 3 of 3 – Army Of Darkness (1992)

Medieval Madness: rewatching the Evil Dead trilogy part 3 of 3 – Army Of Darkness (1992)

Had enough of cabin fever?  Raimi ramps up the action, Ash becomes a hero and the Evil Dead are having too much fun to be evil. Army Of..

April 10, 2013 with 2 Comments
Ash Williams’ Fun House: rewatching the Evil Dead trilogy part 2 of 3 – Evil Dead 2 (1987)

Ash Williams’ Fun House: rewatching the Evil Dead trilogy part 2 of 3 – Evil Dead 2 (1987)

It’s all about the hardware. Just as Bruce Campbell ‘arms’ himself with a chainsaw, Raimi retools his original shocker as a loopy..

April 9, 2013 with 1 Comment
Cabin Fever: rewatching the Evil Dead trilogy part 1 of 3 – The Evil Dead (1981)

Cabin Fever: rewatching the Evil Dead trilogy part 1 of 3 – The Evil Dead (1981)

The gore is ramped up; the hysteria all-consuming… and yet when a funny guy tackles horror, the result is an exhilarating thrill ride...

April 8, 2013 with 1 Comment
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