Tag Archives: Film Review

The Grifters

101 films co-produced a new making-of documentary for Stephen Frears’ The Grifters. In which, a producer states that Martin Scorsese believed Jim Thompson’s novel of the same name was among the best crime novels that hadn’t been adapted and so sought to amend that fact.

Keyframe 115 – Curing The Dubstep Flu

It’s the dynamic duo of Tucky and Producer Rob at the helm this week, but don’t worry as we’re absolutely sure we know that we’ve got the good ship Keyframe pointing in the right(ish) direction. Before we get into the serious stuff we discover that

4-Panel 138 – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Lens Flare

After some Thanos-based finger-snapping shenanigans only two-thirds of us are available for this episode, so join Mick and Producer Rob as they discuss J.J. Abrams’ new and “subversive” superhero movie, DC’s plans for another TV adaptation Swamp Thing, and a strange case involving Superman, Lois

Allure

It’s way, way down the list of the important consequences of #MeToo, but the fact that so many actresses are now also prominent activists is having a subtle effect on the way we interpret film authorship. In the traditional auteurist sense, Allure is un film

Breakheart Pass

A train is bound for Fort Humboldt, a snowcapped US Army frontier outpost where an outbreak of fatal diphtheria has decimated the regiment leaving the fort vulnerable and open to attack. On board the train is a detachment of soldiers set to relieve the sick

Cinema Eclectica 158 – The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Junk Never

Sandwiching two slices of groundbreaking queer cinema in between the bread of gritty revenge drama, this week’s show truly has something for everyone. Maybe he’s just able to relate to the parched atmosphere, but Graham is very taken with Warwick Thornton’s outback western “Sweet Country”,

Youth (2017)

Back to 1942 is one of the bleakest movies of recent years, Feng Xiaogang directed a horrifying presentation on the human cost of war. The 2012 movie showed an invading army turning their weapons on civilians, people selling their children just so said offspring can

Metropolitan

It’s always a risk for a film to give you too many pointers about how to read it; most people like to work that out for themselves. But I was very charmed by a moment about halfway into Whit Stillman’s 1990 debut Metropolitan – reissued

Intimate Lighting

After their great re-release of Juraj Herz’s ‘The Cremator’ on Blu-Ray late last year, Second Run have kindly followed that up by restoring another fan favourite Czech title – Ivan Passer’s ‘Intimate Lighting’. Like his close friend and collaborator, the late Miloš Forman, Passer is