Tag Archives: Arrow Films

A Touch of Sin

For the longest of times, the idea of Chinese film didn’t really stretch past the borders of Hong Kong and its legendary action cinema. It’s only been in recent years that mainland China has found its way onto the global market, and for a country

The Firemen’s Ball

If you’re intrigued by the current cinephile chatter about the Czechoslovak New Wave and you’re looking for a good place to start, you couldn’t do much better than Arrow’s new reissue of Miloš Forman’s second film. The Firemen’s Ball is as formally precise and tightly

Immoral Tales

Since one of the stated aims of Arrow’s Walerian Borowczyk collection has been to rescue his reputation from an association with pornography, it seems strange to say that including two of the late-period erotic films is a masterstroke.  And yet it is.  Viewed in context,

The Voices

Ryan Reynolds divides opinion just as much he defies expectation. Every time the A-lister gets lost in the mire of leading man-hood, one of his outings as a risk-taker won’t be too far off. He may have cultivated harsh critics over the past five years,

Cinema Eclectica 21 – Hey, Hey – Man Tears!

It’s a slow news week because Cannes has rolled around again, but we give it the old college try anyway. In “Off the Shelf” we discuss Fritz Lang’s silent classic Frau Im Mond before discovering the strange wonders of  Second Run’s Polish Cinema Collection Volume

The Delta Force

Despite a reputation comparable to the top-tier of American action stars, Chuck Norris doesn’t have the catalogue of roles to permit his lofty status. The “best” of a bad bunch are Texas Walker Ranger, getting beat up by Bruce Lee in Way of the Dragon

Like Father Like Son

Every year has a best film list and Hirokazu Koreeda snatched the number one spot with his 2013 films I Wish and Like Father like Son. Which brings one to a conundrum: how to review a film which has already been heaped with the praise

Pit Stop

On the latest making of documentary for Arrow Films, Legendary exploitation director Jack Hill explains that Roger Corman requested that he should make a stock car film, capitalizing on their success at the time. Hill only accepted if Corman allowed him to make an art