Category Archives: Reviews

Madame Dubarry (1919)

Ernst Lubitsch isn’t remembered for the silent work which Eureka’s Masters of Cinema is concerning themselves with at present, instead his name carries traction as a result of his famous light dramatic comedies of the 1930’s and 40s (To be or not to be, Trouble

A Jester’s Tale

Everybody vested to a certain degree in the pastime of cinema has their favourite actors and directors; the fascinating part of which is discovering who influenced them. This is doubly true when one discovers the people who influenced such a staunch surrealist and outsider like

Night Moves (2013)

Not to be confused with Arthur Penn’s under-appreciated mystery film starring Gene Hackman, Night Moves is the latest film from American minimalist Kelly Reichardt. It follows the current wave of films about radical environmentalists from the heart of the American indie. A trend of films

Branded to Kill

The textbook example of a film misunderstood in its own time, upon releasing Branded to kill the legendary Japanese director Seijun Suzuki was fired by Nikkatsu Studios because the film didn’t make any money and made even less sense. Nikkatsu even went to the length

The Complete Dr Phibes

Arrow films resume their retrospective of the finest titles from Vincent Price’s filmography with a boxset showcasing Robert Fuest’s Doctor Phibes films – the Abominable Dr Phibes and Dr Phibes rises again. Before moving onto the films themselves the matter of the bundle is in

Nashville (1975)

Catching up with reviews for the immense catalogue of releases we’ve accumulated is one of Masters of Cinema’s latest releases and a film singled out as one of Altman’s best works – Nashville. On the sheer scale of the venture, thinking of this release as

Air Conflicts: Vietnam – Ultimate Edition

Arcade flight simulators are tricky things to get right, but that hasn’t stopped developer GamesFarm and publisher bitComposer from taking another run at the genre. Following “Secret Wars” and “Pacific Carriers – their spin-offs to 2006’s “Air Conflicts” – comes the PS4 re-release of their

Porky’s

The Last American Virgin, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Animal House and Porky’s – the 1980s was packed to the brim with teen sex comedies that rigidly follow the same formula. To that end, one could legitimately rinse and repeat the previous review of the

Worms: Battlegrounds

The evil Mesmer is seeking the legendary Concrete Donkey’s Stone Carrot to enslave the world, and the worms are tasked with retrieving the only thing capable of stopping his nefarious plan – the Golden Child. No, not the awful Eddie Murphy movie. The decidedly twisty

Omar

Politics effect everything in present-day civilisation whether one wishes to engage with them or not, but for some it isn’t a matter of choice. There are a few places that are politically infamous on name alone; Korea’s DMZ is one such area, as is the