Comedy

Ruthless People

I wasn’t old enough to beat the 18 certificate back in 1986, and it’s been a long, long wait for me to finally catch up on Ruthless People, 35 years to be exact. Directed by the Airplane team of David Zucker, Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams, and written by Dale Launer, it’s never been remade […]

Ruthless People
Drama

Rebel Without a Cause (1955) Confession, Preconception And My Punishment.

Here’s some random waffle from your friendly movie blog host Mikey Wolfman and a review, of sorts, for Rebel Without a Cause. I do hope you are sitting down, not because the length of the upcoming ramblings but for the shock horror factor that this here “movie fan” had never seen it! Insert blood curdling […]

Rebel Without a Cause (1955) Confession, Preconception And My Punishment.

Action

Del Toro remakes a dark classic,”Nightmare Alley”

Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro’s take on “Nightmare Alley,” a noirish carny novel first adapted for a Tyrone Power film in 1947, is a pitiless vision of an underworld of grifters and tent-show hustlers. Stunningly-detailed, with an A-list cast up and down the line, it’s a gorgeous and gloomy dip into the dark side, immersive […]

Movie Review: Del Toro remakes a dark classic,”Nightmare Alley”
Crime

Romeo Is Bleeding

Peter Medak’s blistering neo-noir was not what I was looking for when I saw it on a late-night cinema screening at my local flea-pit back in 1993; it might have been tough and violent, but the story was also the absolute opposite of what I was hoping to see as a young man. Rather than […]

Romeo Is Bleeding
Drama

Out of the Blue

Dennis Hopper’s 1980 film, released by the BFI for this special, restored two-disc reissue, is a genuine one-off; a dark family drama that few have seen, and there’s a reason for that. This is the darkest of films, as befits Hopper’s reputation as a provocateur; he boarded this project and retooled it as a follow-up […]

Out of the Blue
Comedy

The French Dispatch (2021), A Love-Letter to Journalism

One common recurrence you see on Twitter is people being shocked to learn that Wes Anderson was born and raised in Houston, Texas. This, no doubt, is because of the very European aesthetic that he conjures in his films, while this has certainly become more pronounced with his more recent films like The Grand Budapest […]

The French Dispatch (2021), A Love-Letter to Journalism
Biography

Film review: King Richard

Venus and Serena Williams are undeniably household names in tennis, and across sport in general, but King Richard, the latest drama from director Reinaldo Marcus Green tells the lesser-known tale of their controversial father. As well as producing the film, Will Smith stars in the eponymous role as Richard, raising his five daughters with wife […]

Film review: King Richard
Drama

The Lighthouse: A Tale of Madness

Directed by Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse is about two men placed on a remote island, far from any civilization, to man and tend to a lighthouse during the 1890’s. As time goes on, both Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson) and his supervisor Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe)  begin having strange and mysterious visions whilst trying to maintain […]

The Lighthouse: A Tale of Madness
Drama

The Power of the Dog

Montana rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) is from an era where the measure of a man had little to do with character and everything to do with perceived toughness. Filled with stories from the various harrowing cattle drives he led with his brother George (Jesse Plemons), as well as those with his deceased mentor Bronco […]

The Power of the Dog
Crime

The Eyes Chico, They Never Lie

Scarface must have been one of my true introductions into the world of gangster movies and also into the world of Al Pacino films. The sheer non-apologetic brutality of Scarface highlights it as one of the most important gangster films of all time, well at least for me. One key thing I find crucial as […]

The eyes Chico, they never lie.
Dramedy

Dark and Disturbing Films for your Watchlist

An exploration into the human condition, into the need for love, connection, and happiness. Requiem for a Dream explores these themes through the lives of different characters who are all searching for a better life. Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn) becomes addicted to losing weight, leading her to popping pills which […]

6 Dark & Disturbing Films for your Watchlist

Drama

Detachment (2011): A look at reality

Detachment follows the day to day goings of an empty substitute teacher who struggles and avoids connection at all costs. Starring Adrian Brody, the viewer is taken on a journey of personal growth, troubles, and what the film title might suggest, detachment.   I’m young and I’m old. I’ve been bought and I’ve been sold so […]

Detachment (2011): A look at reality
Adventure

Finch (2021)

Finch (2021) A decade after solar flares tore apart the ozone layer, turning Earth into a barely liveable irradiated hothouse, engineer Finch Weinberg (Tom Hanks) ekes out a living in his St. Louis laboratory, his only companions his dog, Goodyear, and a cute little helper robot he’s cobbled together named Dewey. It’s clear that Finch […]

Finch (2021)
Crime

HOUSE OF GUCCI

What in the world is House of Gucci about? On the surface House of Gucci is inspired by the true story of the Gucci family, a one-time dynasty that fell once family members started backstabbing each other with backroom dealings and buyouts. But what is the movie up to? What does it hope to gain by telling this story […]

HOUSE OF GUCCI

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