Shiny Shelf
By Stephen Lavington on 20 January 2010 1 COMMENT

Jackie Brown-shirt or G-rhine-dhouse?

By Mark Clapham on 20 August 2006 Comments Off

And you thought the problems with catching your flight were bad…

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 23 November 2005 Comments Off

The most notable feature of the disc is the transfer which is one of the first live-action films to be sourced directly from the digital files, with no telecine or film prints involved whatsoever. This gives a clarity and crispness that, while greatly beneficial, only drives home that these films are really meant to be [...]

By Jim Smith on 12 July 2005 Comments Off

It’s only logical that ‘Sith’ has the same strengths and weaknesses as its five stable mates. It’s the product of the same hands, working with the same tools, after all.

By Lance Parkin on 21 May 2005 Comments Off

It’s fast, it’s loud, it’s melodramatic, it’s gory, it’s a rollercoaster
ride, it’s packed with eye candy, kids will lap it up and if you don’t
realise those are all good things, you shouldn’t be going to the movies in
the first place.

By Jim Smith on 11 April 2005 Comments Off

Lucasfilm always put out good DVDs, the ‘Willow’ edition of last year was impressively lavish given the film’s utterly unloved status and here at shinyshelf we fully expect the three disc boxed edition of the Ewok TV movies to be announced any day now.

By Stephen Lavington on 09 May 2004 Comments Off

The visual dimension is polished and professional as any other Tarantino flick and the cast put in a universally fine ensemble performance, but the likelihood is that most viewers will be disappointed by ‘Volume Two’…

By Mark Clapham on 08 December 2003 Comments Off

This is a bad, bad film.

By Mark Clapham on 09 October 2003 Comments Off

‘Kill Bill’ is a brilliant film. I hated it.

By Jim Smith on 02 March 2003 Comments Off

When ‘True Romance’ first emerged it was on the back of a wave of Tarantino hype. Indeed, the initial VHS release bore the huge legend ‘THE 1ST TARANTINO TO OWN!’

By Eddie Robson on 15 September 2002 Comments Off

What’s the critical state of play with Quentin Tarantino at the moment? Is it OK to like him again yet, or is the consensus that his work has dated badly?

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 21 May 2002 Comments Off

Attack of the Clones has a constant sense of pace, of events rushing ahead faster than the characters realise, of things getting closer and closer to the terifying conclusion we all know is coming….

By Eddie Robson on 19 May 2002 Comments Off

The new Star Wars is excellent, but it’s also long, dark and schizophrenic… If the prequel trilogy had been made and released first, would Star Wars be as popular as it is today? Did Lucas plan it this way?

By Jim Smith on 15 May 2002 Comments Off

Only time and repeated viewing will tell us whether Attack of the Clones is a better film that its predecessors. The one thing which is certain is that it’s significantly stranger.