Time Bandits (1981) review

Time Bandits is one of those movies where you can tell that everyone just had so much fun making it. And that seeps into the film proper and makes it a very fun, easy watch. The plot revolves around Kevin, a young history buff whose…

Miles Ahead (2015) review

Miles Davis was one of the great jazz innovators of the twentieth century, with a career spanning almost five decades. He was always looking ahead and never back. However, in the late ‘70’s Davis ceased producing records and retreated to seclusion. Davis spent this time…

Blue Velvet (1986) review

The discovery of a disembodied ear in a field leads Jeffrey Beaumont to discover the mystery behind it. In doing so, he begins to find himself engulfed in the darker side of his home town. The search leads him to night club singer Dorothy Vallens…

Carry on England (1976) review

Most people agree that “Carry on Abroad,” the twenty-forth film in the Carry On series is the last good one. I would have to disagree. Abroad is one of my favorites, but the twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh films (Dick and Behind, respectively) are gems in my…

Mad Max (1979) review

In the wake of the new Mad Max movie coming out this year, I have decided to take a look at the original three. I’ll start off the series by taking a look at the first film in the series, Mad Max. The movie opens…

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) review

Image from http://en.m.wikipedia.org Basil Rathbone is known, by modern Sherlockians as being not quite as true to the books as he could have been. As is Nigel Bruce’s Watson. Is that the case? Well, that’s what we shall explore in my review of the second…

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Review

Image from: http://imageserver.moviepilot.com WARNING: VERY MINOR SPOILERS Guardians of the Galaxy was a bit of a risk, seeing as the Guardians are very obscure characters, and most people who aren’t huge comic fans probably won’t know them. Which could cause people to not to see…

Frankenstein (1931) review

Image from http://www.filmsite.org I got the idea to review this from a very nice comment on my metropolis review, which was by Ron Woodliff in which he stated that, along with Metropolis, he also liked the original Dracula and Frankenstein films. The other day, I…

Paths of Glory (1957)

Image from http://en.m.wikipedia.org Paths of Glory is Kirk Douglas’s 1st collaboration with Stanley Kubrick, his second being Spartacus (1960) which I really liked, despite a few minor issues, so what do I think of Paths of Glory, is it as good? Well that’s what I’m…

Spartacus (1960) review

Image from: http://tmdb.org Hello everyone, and I’m finally back with a review of Spartacus, the 1960 film directed by Stanley Kubrick. So what do I think if it? Well, I really like it. The plot concerns Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) a slave, who is sold to…