Blu-Ray Review: The Gang’s All Here

Blu-Ray Review: The Gang’s All Here

David Brook reviews Busby Berkeley’s first full colour musical, re-released on Blu in the UK by Eureka as part of their Masters of Cinema series

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Blu-Ray Review: The Four Feathers

Blu-Ray Review: The Four Feathers

David Brook reviews Zoltan and Alexander Korda’s classic British war movie.

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Blu-Ray Review: Akira Kurosawa Samurai Collection

Blu-Ray Review: Akira Kurosawa Samurai Collection

David reviews the BFI’s collection of five of the great director’s classic samurai films on Blu-Ray.

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DVD Review: Jules et Jim

DVD Review: Jules et Jim

Jules and Jim has the feeling of a filmmaker pushing not only the cinematic language, but his themes to the highest levels. There is something scrumptious about the film’s reckless abandon.

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Blu-Ray Review: Shoot the Pianist

Blu-Ray Review: Shoot the Pianist

David Brook reviews Fran├žois Truffaut’s French New Wave classic.

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Blu-Ray Review: Nashville

Blu-Ray Review: Nashville

Director: Robert Altman Screenplay: Joan Tewkesbury Starring: Michael Murphy, Keith Carradine, Ronee Blakley, Ned Beatty, Geraldine Chaplin, Shelley Duvall, Henry Gibson, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Harris, Karen Black Producer: Robert Altman Country: USA Running Time: 160 min Year: 1975 BBFC Certificate: 15 In 1970, M*A*S*H finally got Robert Altman...

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Blu-Ray Review: This Sporting Life

Blu-Ray Review: This Sporting Life

Director: Lindsay Anderson Screenplay: David Storey Based on a Novel by: David Storey Starring: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell Producer: Karel Reisz Country: UK Running Time: 134 min Year: 1963 BBFC Certificate: 12 After watching Lindsay Anderson’s excellent if…. last week, I was excited to travel back through the...

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Blu-Ray Review: if….

Blu-Ray Review: if….

Director: Lindsay Anderson Screenplay: David Sherwin Based on a Script by: David Sherwin & John Howlett Starring: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Robert Swann, Hugh Thomas, Guy Ross Producers: Lindsay Anderson, Michael Medwin & Albert Finney (uncredited) Country: UK Running Time: 112 min Year: 1968 BBFC Certificate: 15 My year of...

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Blu-Ray Review: Boomerang!

Director: Elia Kazan Screenplay: Richard Murphy Based on an Article by: Fulton Oursler Starring: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Arthur Kennedy Producer: Louis De Rochemont Country: USA Running Time: 88 min Year: 1947 BBFC Certificate: PG Elia Kazan is a fascinating figure in the history of American cinema. Not only did he direct a number of cast iron...

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Blu-Ray Review: Aguirre, Wrath of God

Blu-Ray Review: Aguirre, Wrath of God

Director: Werner Herzog Screenplay: Werner Herzog Starring: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro Producer: Werner Herzog, Hans Prescher Country: West Germany Running Time: 93 min Year: 1972 BBFC Certificate: PG I‘ve been churning through first time watches of classic movies recently. My own personal 2014 Blind Spot List (which was largely made...

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