….I have chosen fifteen films, all UK first releases at the cinema and/or streaming. Oddly, there are no films I have watched that were released on physical media, not that has been the scenario in the past….
The Protector (1985)
… The Protector, written and directed by James Glickenhaus was another attempt to break Jackie Chan into a global market bereft of the late Bruce Lee…
The Big Boss (1971)
…Chow’s instinct and Bruces superb performance in The Big Boss made Lee a superstar overnight and the film itself was one of the most profitable film debuts in Hong Kong cinema at the time….
Psycho II (1983)
Psycho II came 23 years after the original film Psycho (1960) and as a sequel, this is a cut above your average horror offerings (excuse the pun!)…..
Raw Force (1982)
…. from the staged low budget martial arts, the regular boobies that kept popping out, the poorly designed zombie martial artists.
The Cult of the Cinema’s Best Films of 2021
The year of 2021 has become a defining moment in global Cinema as the impact of CoVid on the the average cinema goers viewing habits has changed so much…..
Bergman Island (2021)
London Film Festival 8th October 2021 Director Mia Hansen-Løve’s Bergman Island is a nicely interwoven drama set around a couple played by Tim Roth and Vicky Kreips… Read more “Bergman Island (2021)”
Hammer Studios Characterisation of Van Helsing (2021)
When Hammer Studios optioned the rights to make their own Dracula film way back in 1956 little did they realise that their interpretation of the Van Helsing… Read more “Hammer Studios Characterisation of Van Helsing (2021)”
Sergio Corbuchis’ Django (1966) became the quintessential film in the myriad of Spaghetti Western movies which were produced by the Italian film industry from 1961
Death Laid An Egg (1968) (La Morte Ha Fatto L’Uovo)
… I was very impressed at how it was not a true Giallo but a hybrid mix of social satire, political mechanics, relationship inadequacies and a few murders along the way…