Category Archives: Reviews

Song to Song

Released on DVD and download by StudioCanal, the history of Terrence Malick’s Song to Song goes back to the summer of 2011, when attendees at Austin, Texas’s famous South by Southwest music festival saw the director filming Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara in the crowds.

Dunkirk (1958)

As a child obsessed with war, I well remember watching Dunkirk, Leslie (father of Barry) Norman’s 1958 film that depicted the events of May-June 1940, when the besieged soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force were stranded on the coast of France, and the combined efforts

The Geek Show - A Conversation about Agents of Mayhem

A Conversation about Agents of Mayhem

In this here video that you happened upon the two Rob’s have a chat about Volition’s (Saints Row, Red Faction), latest game – the spy action FPS Agents of Mayhem. Because [Past] Rob is bad at remembering acronyms [Future] Rob is here to save the

The Geek Show - A Conversation about Yakuza Kiwami

A Conversation about Yakuza Kiwami

Careful with those radishes. The two Rob’s have a conversation both about and around the latest game into the epic Yakuza saga, Kiwami – a beautiful and dangerous remake of the original 2005 title. There’s loads of Kazuma Kiryu and Majima Goro based violence in

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Where, But In America? asked an early working title for Stanley Kramer’s extravagant Ultra Panavision progenitor of the ‘epic comedy’ genre. Scotland is the sensible answer, the planned location of a wacky race that the transatlantic writing duo of William and Tania Rose, famous for

The Tree of the Wooden Clogs

Ermanno Olmi’s 1978 Palme d’Or winner, ‘The Tree of the Wooden Clogs’, has garnered a reputation for being one of the most underrated Italian films ever made, as well as one of the final films of the Neo-Realist movement. Clocking in at just over 3

The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

When it comes to John Berger, I seem to have inadvertently become The Geek Show’s go to guy. I previously reviewed Taskafa, Stories of the Street, a 2013 documentary film from Andrea Luka Zimmerman which used Berger as a narrator, reading excerpts from his own novel