Film Reviews, Films

REVIEW: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Late great film critic Roger Ebert described this film as “an ideological mess” upon its release in 1971, and indeed the panning of this film and its subsequent controversy means that it is a film whose reputation still very much precedes it, even now, some…

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Decade Definers: 1960s

Written by Chris Winterbottom and Jakob Lewis Barnes Throughout history, cinema has reflected, echoed and even preempted societal shifts that occur through the ages, and that’s where our Decade Definers series comes in. We’ll take a look at the world, decade by decade, and discuss…

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Sunshine Blogger Award

We are delighted to accept the nomination of a Sunshine Blogger Award from the wonderful Alicja Johnson AKA Reel Red Reviews (if you don’t already know her, you really should go check out her blog). Thank you very much for the nomination; this is the…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Dr. Strangelove (1964)

My admiration for the works of Stanley Kubrick is growing and growing. After watching the brilliant ‘A Clockwork Orange’ years ago (and many times since), I’ve more recently discovered ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ – which blew me away – and ‘Full Metal Jacket’, which was pretty good too….

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Stanley Kubrick is a master filmmaker, no question. I realised that the first time I watched the beautifully bizarre ‘A Clockwork Orange’, but after recently watching ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ I was truly in awe of the legendary director. So, with ‘Full Metal Jacket’ sat on my…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

My continued assault on the classics in my DVD collection brings me to a film which I have been dying to see for about two years now. I was shown clips from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ in a film class at university and assured of…

Watch This Space

Watch This Space: May 11 – May 17

Welcome to our newest feature – WatchThisSpace – where we give you recommendations of films to watch in the cinema, on the television and those brilliant films hiding at the back of your DVD collection. IN THE CINEMA As most of you are well aware, ‘Mad Max:…