Identity (2003) ⭐️⭐️

Directed by: James Mangold Spoilers Indicated Identity opens with a punchy little sequence in which we cut back in time whilst being introduced to some of the main characters. It’s a pithy sequence, but it’s only used during those first moments and in light of the narrative developments seems out of place, both thematically and... Continue Reading →


I Spit on Your Grave (1973) – ⭐️⭐️1/2

Directed by: Meir Zarchi Spoilers I think I need to take a break from these types of films. Not because of the explicit content, on the contrary, I think Iv’e become desensitised, which is troubling as I then start to focus on the filmmaking, which is where the true horror lies. Actually this film is relatively... Continue Reading →

Ghost in the Shell (2017) – ⭐️⭐️1/2

Directed by: Rupert Sanders Spoilers Indicated I started to really worry when the trailers that played before Ghost in the Shell were for Furious 8 and Baywatch. If that’s the type of audience the producers are aiming at then it’s always going to be in trouble. Dumbing-down the source material would been disastrous. Fortunately it... Continue Reading →

Sahara (1943) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Directed by: Zoltan Korda Mild Spoilers Bogart and his compatriots are stranded in the Libyan desert amidst the North African conflict of World War Two. They’re in command of a tank, a tank that Bogart compares to a woman twice in the first ten minutes, and are in search of their unit and, more pressingly,... Continue Reading →

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