Shiny Shelf
By Jim Smith on 20 June 2011 Comments Off

Rowan Joffe’s ‘Brighton Rock’ is beautifully photographed and extremely well played by all involved, but..

By Mags L Halliday on 31 August 2010 3 COMMENTS

I don’t know about you, but I never expect good things from a film with Clive Owen in it.

By Jim Smith on 23 August 2010 2 COMMENTS

The speed and severity of the decline in the popularity of the films of Charles Chaplin is one of the more interesting wrinkles in the history of popular perception of films

By Jim Smith on 07 December 2007 Comments Off

‘Blade Runner’ is easy. It’s faux complex. It’s a film which wears its supposed seriousness on its sleeve, a pouting, grunting adolescent of a motion picture, a movie for people who think that things are inherently more serious when it rains in the dark.