Film reviews and more

Day: 9 December 2014

Blu-ray Review: ‘Six Gothic Tales’

★★★★☆ 1960 was a landmark year for scary movies. Among pioneering offerings by Bava, Franju, Hitchcock and Powell was Roger Corman and The Fall of the House of Usher – the first entry in what became known as […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Les Misérables’

★★★★☆ It’s extremely fitting that after Tom Hooper’s star-studded version of Les Misérables (2012) has exited stage-left that Raymond Bernard original 1934 adaptation of Victor Hugo’s timeless novel should re-appear fully restored. The film was released […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Killers’

★★★★☆ Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner star in this re-issued classic of film noir. Adapted from a short story by Ernest Hemingway, The Killers (1946) borrows the investigative flashback structure of Citizen Kane (1941) to uncover […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Intolerance’

★★★★★ The release of D.W. Griffiths’ technically dazzling and morally contemptuous The Birth of a Nation in 1915 provoked outrage from the American public. Archaic racial stereotypes were roundly condemned, and according to legend this reaction […]