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Touch of Evil (1958)

Monday, March 26th, 2012

One of the all time great film noirs, tragically misunderstood at the time (like so much of Welles’ work), Touch of Evil is now available on blu ray. Click on the picture for my full review on Cinema Retro.

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The Black Dahlia (2006)

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

I didn’t realise that in the 1940’s everything was so brown. This is a very brown film. Brian De Palma clearly loves digital grading.
I remember when this film came out. I was pleased to see De Palma managing to do some sort of mainstream film after almost a decade in the wilderness. I was also […]

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Blade Runner (1982)

Friday, March 5th, 2010

When it was announced a couple of years ago that Ridley Scott was doing yet another Director’s Cut of Blade Runner, I rolled my eyes. This was hot off the back of his Director’s Cut of Alien. Surely it was just another way of selling us the same thing again?
However, when I saw that it […]

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