Category Archives: Movies & Documentaries

Once Upon a Time in China Trilogy

The 1990s was a tumultuous time for Hong Kong Martial Arts cinema. Its favourite son, Jackie Chan, was too big to fail and as such he was doing whatever he wanted on Golden Harvest’s payroll, Sammo Hung was closer to a director than the action

De Palma & De Niro: The Early Films

The world is very aware of who Robert De Niro is, he is held by many to be one of the greatest actors of his (very good) generation, if not all time. Brian De Palma is a bit more of a complicated character much to

The Early Films of Olivier Assayas

In 2007 Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni died on the same day, prompting a lot of critics to wonder who would take their place in culture. For a while I wondered this as well; who would make work like Persona or The Passenger for our

The Uninvited (1944): “a Chiller… but not like we know it”

The Uninvited is a curious supernatural “thriller”, set on the southwest coast of England. The film is Lewis Allen’s adaptation of a Dorothy Mcardle story (Uneasy Freehold), in which composer Rick Fitzgerald (Ray Milland), and his sister Pamela (Ruth Hussey), fall in love with an