Learning lessons from history. And gory horror films.
The Raid (2011) July 11, 2014Posted by badblokebob in : Action, Crime, 2014, 4 stars, world cinema, 2010s , add a comment
In which I explain why this Asian actioner is less like Dredd, more like Mamma Mia.
The UK TV premiere is tonight at 10:55pm on Film4.
Journey into Fear (1943) July 7, 2014Posted by badblokebob in : Drama, Thriller, Film Noir: Classic, 2014, adaptations, 3 stars, 1940s , add a comment
Presumably the title of this Orson Welles-guided picture refers to working with Hollywood studios.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) July 4, 2014Posted by badblokebob in : Action, Sci-fi, 2014, 2 stars, Adventure, 2010s , add a comment
“Does it suck or what? I mean it’s like a bad sci-fi film.”
June 2014 + 5 Most Acclaimed Silent Movies July 1, 2014Posted by badblokebob in : Editorials, 2014, progress reports, silent films , add a comment
We’re halfway through the year, so let’s celebrate — with my biggest June ever!
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976/1978) June 30, 2014Posted by badblokebob in : Drama, Thriller, Crime, 4 stars, 1970s, alternate & director's cuts, Film Noir: Pre/Post/Neo/etc., 2013 , add a comment
I still have almost half-a-dozen reviews left to post from 2013, so here’s one of them — John Cassavetes’ “idiosyncratic thriller”.
Wallander: The Troubled Man (2013) June 21, 2014Posted by badblokebob in : Drama, Thriller, Crime, 2014, adaptations, 4 stars, Mystery, world cinema, 2010s , add a comment
Sergio Leone’s intimate epic, reviewed in what is now its middle-length version.