The Lady Vanishes (1938) review

A film about an elderly lady who seems to have disappeared from a moving train, and a young lady who had made friends with her, tries to discover what has happened to her. A mystery thriller which is as racing and brilliant as few I have seen in a while. The simple action of finding…

Mad Max: Fury Road review

A film about, Furiosa, a high ranking general in a tyrannical civilisation, rebels against the dictator, along with a group of female prisoners, a former psychotic solider, and the wandering, Max. The film is one long chase scene. At 2 hours long there is barely any room left to breathe, when it isn’t action with…

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome review

After Max is exiled from an advanced town, he finds a group of children whom he decides to help. The film’s pace is still steady, focusing more on the plot than the last film. The characters are shown in greater depth too, from the relationship of Master-Blaster, the ruling Queen of Bartertown, Aunty, and Max…

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior review

A film that picks up an unspecified amount of time from the first film, Max has become a wanderer who looks out for himself, and agrees to help a small community escape a gang of bandits. The films main plot is to get a tanker full of gasoline out of a rudimentary fort and into…

Mad Max review

A film about an officer, Max, trying to keep law alive as best he can in a dystopian world. The films first 12 minutes are of a chase scene, opening up with a skilled gang member driver, The Nightrider, who is outmanoeuvring all of the officers of the MFP (Main Force Patrol), until Max, who…

Adaptation review

A film about a self-loathing screenwriter, Charlie Kaufman, who wants to write something new, and he gets the book “The Orchid Thief” by Susan Orlean, and becomes increasingly desperate as he fails to adapt it to the big screen. Many books have been called unfilmable, and maybe some are, but we’ve had Lord of the…

Big Trouble in Little China review

A film about an American truck driver, Jack Burton, who gets caught up in an ancient battle in Chinatown; the legendary sorcerer Lo Pan, seeking to return to flesh and blood, must marry and sacrifice a green eyed woman, and Jack along with his friends try to stop him. The film is a mix of…

The Asphalt Jungle review

The Asphalt Jungle, a film about a master heist which could earn our characters the biggest score they’ve ever had, except that greed comes into the picture and betrayals and bad luck start to cause what would have been the perfect crime into a nightmare. The films namesake is a term for the large urban…

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) review

The film’s premise is simple and yet effective with how it’s carried out; to prove that circumstantial evidence isn’t good enough for capital punishment. Tom Garrett, a novelist, gets talked into a hoax by his father-in-law Austin Spencer, a newspaper publisher. The hoax is to frame Tom for murder, and to plant merely circumstantial evidence…

Aguirre: The Wrath of God review

The film starts off with a long trail winding down a mountain, we see men in armour carrying weapons, slaves dressed in colourful clothing carrying larger armoury and animals, and strangely 2 woman who are dressed in very fine clothes. The first 10 minutes is just this, walking along and showing us just how difficult…