Tag Archives: George A Romero

Halloween Special – Cinema Eclectica 228

It’s our Halloween special, and the only horror film in cinemas involves a phone app that kills you. That’s as good a reason as any to do “The Last Black Man In San Francisco”, Joe Talbot’s warmly received debut. It is not, as you may

Sword of Doom

The title of any given movie is supremely important, as many adage’s state first impressions matter and for any film that title is where we make that impression. Looking at the UK catalog of Criterion, we can separate a movie title into two camps –

Cinema Eclectica 135 – A Tale of Two Hammers

A chill fog rises in the air, an unearthly howl is heard across the moors, and Rob’s wi-fi packs up. Yes, it’s our Halloween special, and after a brief stopover in Hammer territory with Indicator’s reissue of “Maniac” (also known as “The Maniac”), we remember

The Crazies (1973)

To celebrate the life of George A. Romero, Arrow Video have released a box set of three films called between Night and Dawn. It could just as easily be called ‘more than just night and dawn’ as Romero was largely overlooked outside of the Night

The Proud Valley

When is an important film at its most important? When it’s not even remotely concerned with any notion of importance. That is a perfect summation of Pen Tennyson’s “The Proud Valley”, out Monday from Studio Canal. The 1940 film stars black political activist Paul Robeson